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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.
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(ˈʃɑrps bɜrg)

a town in NW Maryland: nearby is the site of the Civil War battle of Antietam 1862. 721.
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Schmidt, who was a park ranger at Antietam National Battlefield, and Barkley, an archivist, museum curator, and independent scholar, trace the history of the Dunker Church of the Antietam battlefield, including the roots of the "Dunker" movement, its establishment in the Antietam Valley, the importance of the Dunker Church to Sharpsburg and its citizens, its role during the battle and its aftermath, its destruction during a windstorm and its reconstruction, commemorations, and how it helped establish tourism and education for future generations.
Aspinwall, Sharpsburg O' Hara and Fox Chapel recorded rainfall of over 2 inches and the eastern parts of the city witnessed severe flooding.
Again, if we look at the American Civil War battles of Shiloh in 1862, where nearly 24,000 were killed and wounded, and Antietam, aka Sharpsburg in 1862, where losses just under 23,000 were suffered, we can see that there was clear evidence as to what modern firepower can do.
The fighting near Sharpsburg, Maryland, that day would change the course of American history, but in the process, it became the costliest day this nation has ever known, with more than 23,000 men falling as casualties.
It was first led by Lawrence Branch until his death at Sharpsburg, and then by James H.
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Americans who study the war are struck by the fact that many of the greatest battles of the war have two names, such as Bull Run (Union) or Manassas (Confederate), Shiloh (Confederate) or Pittsburgh Landing (Union), and Antietam (Union) or Sharpsburg (Confederate).
These branches are located in Peachtree City, Fayetteville, Tyrone, Sharpsburg, Newnan, and Fairburn.
There, his outnumbered army fought the Army of the Potomac to a bloody draw at Sharpsburg (Antietam) in September.