On the morning of September 17, 1862, about 5:30 a.m., began the battle of Antietam. In the South, also known as the battle of Sharpsburg. By day’s end, the fighting would result in the bloodiest single-day battle in American History.
Dead at the Battle of Antietam - American Civil War. Library of Congress Prints & Photographs Division LC-DIG-ds-05194 10 Bloodiest Battles of the Civil War: Battle of Antietam - The Battle of Antietam occurred between September 16-18, 1862 in Maryland. It resulted in 23,100 casualties. While the result of the battle was inconclusive, it did give a strategic advantage to the Union.
Antietam - The Cornfield by Civil War Trust. NPS Historian Brian Baracz describes the terrible fighting for The Cornfield during the Battle of Antietam. This video is one of the historian videos found in our Antietam Battle App: www.civilwar.org/battleapps.