A Blood Bath in Maryland
The Battle of Antietam
In the early morning hours of September 17, 1862, about 75,000 Union and 38,000 Confederate troops faced off near Maryland’s Antietam Creek. It was the deadliest single day of battle America had ever seen.
The Battle of Antietam was the culmination of Confederate Commander Robert E. Lee’s initial invasion of the Union states. Leading his army over the…