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A creek of north-central Maryland emptying into the Potomac River. The bloody and inconclusive Civil War Battle of Antietam (or Sharpsburg, as it is often called in the South) was fought along its banks on September 17, 1862.


(Placename) a creek in NW Maryland, flowing into the Potomac: scene of a Civil War battle (1862), in which the Confederate forces of General Robert E. Lee were defeated


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a creek flowing from S Pennsylvania through NW Maryland into the Potomac: Civil War battle fought near here at Sharpsburg, Maryland, in 1862.
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Synopsis: The Battle of Antietam was not just the bloodiest single day of the war; it was the bloodiest day in the history of the United States Army.
Lee at the Battle of Antietam, the bloodiest one-day battle of the Civil War.
Working under Mathew Brady--the most famous Civil War photographer--Alexander Gardner captured a series of posed images of President Abraham Lincoln shortly after the Battle of Antietam on Sept.
The orders were soon found by Union soldiers, and using them George McClellan was able to defeat the Army of Northern Virginia at the Battle of Antietam.
Hagadorn's intensity in favor of the war and abolition is such that he refuses to express a shred of concern when his grief-stricken daughter tearfully informs him that her beloved Tom (Jeff) has gone missing in action after the bloody Battle of Antietam.
Rondinone makes excellent use of illustrations from publications as different as Harper's Weekly, the Chicago Tribune, and the New York World to demonstrate how periodicals depicted major strikes of the late 19th century in highly stylized battle scenes which, with a different caption, could have passed for images of the Battle of Antietam.
The bloodiest day in the history of the United States was the battle of Antietam in September 1862, the 150th anniversary of which was just marked a few months ago.
Every year, on the anniversary of the Battle of Antietam, White would present Holmes with a red rose to wear on his judge's robe.
This narrative account, written by an award-winning novelist, uses techniques from fiction to offer a new interpretation of the factors and events leading up to the battle of Antietam in the summer of 1862.
The American Civil War tore the country apart and included the Battle of Antietam on September 17, 1862, known as America's "bloodiest day".
The Emancipation Celebration is a remembrance days to when the Civil War raged, Abraham Lincoln issued the Emancipation Proclamation after the Battle of Antietam in August of 1862.
The Civil War battle of Antietam (including the Battle of South Mountain) took place on September 2 through 20, 1862.