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A town of northern Maryland west of Baltimore. It is the site of the Civil War Battle of Antietam (September 16-17, 1862), in which Union forces repulsed Gen. Robert E. Lee's troops. The engagement, also known as the Battle of Sharpsburg, was one of the bloodiest of the war, with heavy losses on both sides.


(ˈʃɑrps bɜrg)

a town in NW Maryland: nearby is the site of the Civil War battle of Antietam 1862. 721.
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McClellan intended to continue fighting after Sharpsburg, but the battle of Shepherdstown Ford (September 19 and 20) forced them to abandon their goals and end the campaign.
Simmons' battalion's role in important battles is detailed, including in the Battles of Sharpsburg and Gettysburg.
He and his wife, Natasha, have five children and reside in Sharpsburg, GA.
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There, his outnumbered army fought the Army of the Potomac to a bloody draw at Sharpsburg (Antietam) in September.
In 1990, Robin Sockness of Sharpsburg, Georgia, found out that the stray who had followed her home eight years before and became her heart dog, Bandit, was heartworm-positive.
In recognition of the proclamation, about 60 people joined members of the Michigan Historical Commission (MHC) as they visited the Antietam National Cemetery near Sharpsburg, Maryland, where more than 100 Michiganians are interred.
The first such incident was the first Decoration Day that I can remember, where an Air National Guard plane dropped flowers for us to place on the graves of Civil War soldiers in Sharpsburg, Maryland, and where I first remember hearing "Taps" played, and echoed by multiple buglers throughout the cemetery.
Lee led his army north to the small town of Sharpsburg on the banks of Antietam Creek, Gardner would be at the centre of history.
In this account, Alexander, chief historian at the Antietam National Battlefield, offers a portrait of Sharpsburg before the Civil War, provides facts about the two armies, and describes the battle itself and its impact on the region and on civilians.
Susan Pressly Lephart is president and a founding member of the Airlift Research Foundation, Sharpsburg, Pa.
Determined to win victory and bring home honor, they went from Corinth to Richmond to Sharpsburg, Petersburg, Gettysburg, and many other battle sites.