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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.
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(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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The author uses the Battle of Antietam to illustrate some of the better-known qualities of the leaders of both the North and the South during the Civil War.
In his study of the American Civil War's Peninsula Campaign, Stephen Sears has continued in the vein of his previous works, a biography of George McClellan and a study of the Antietam campaign.
Principal battles: South Mountain (Maryland), Antietam (1862); Chickamauga, Farmington (Tennessee) (1863); Winchester, Fisher's Hill and Cedar Creek (both near Strasburg, Virginia) (1864); Dinwiddie Courthouse, Five Forks (1865); Rosebud Creek, Slim Buttes (1876).
military history, the Battle of Antietam in Maryland in 1862, became 26-year-old Captain Henry Augustus SandAEs Waterloo, when he was mortally wounded by Confederate sharpshooters in the final assault on Sharpsburg.
He was a World War II Veteran serving as a pharmacist mate with the US Navy on the USS Antietam, on the Midway Islands, and at the Aiea Naval Hospital in Oahu Hawaii.
Whitman, a historian and author who writes about slavery and emancipation in eighteenth and nineteenth-century America, explores the connection between the Maryland Campaign, culminating in the battle of Antietam in 1862, and the drive to emancipate slaves to win the Civil War.
The Civil War battle of Antietam (including the Battle of South Mountain) took place on September 2 through 20, 1862.
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"Rangers are trained to explain that the way bullets are assembled in the ground can reveal to us where a troop or unit was located and give us some new piece of information about the battle that we didn't know before," says Ed Wenschhof, chief ranger at Antietam National Battlefield in Maryland.
As one might expect, they run the gamut from the dramatic to the mundane: a semiliterate Union trooper haranguing about the "Rebbles," a shocked survivor of Antietam, an eager young doughboy on his way to France, a soldier walking through the dead ashes of Nagasaki.

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