Dead Confederate artillerymen photographed by Alexander Gardner in front of Dunker Church at the Battle of Antietam in Sept, 1862. #civilwar #antietam

Battle of Antietam

Dead Confederate artillerymen photographed by Alexander Gardner in front of Dunker Church at the Battle of Antietam in Sept, 1862. #civilwar #antietam

Dead Confederate artillerymen photographed by Alexander Gardner in front of Dunker Church at the Battle of Antietam in Sept, 1862. #civilwar #antietam

Battle of Antietam

Dead Confederate artillerymen photographed by Alexander Gardner in front of Dunker Church at the Battle of Antietam in Sept, 1862. #civilwar #antietam

*THE BATTLE of ANTIETAM, 1862~ The battle also became ingrained in the minds of Americans because an enterprising photographer, Alexander Gardner, visited the battlefield within days of the fighting. His images of dead soldiers still on the field were like nothing anyone had seen before. The photo's shocked visitors when they were displayed at the New York City gallery of Gardner's employer,Mathew Brady.Antietam, aka: Dead at Bloody Lane.

Bloodiest Day in American History: The Battle of Antietam

*THE BATTLE of ANTIETAM, 1862~ The battle also became ingrained in the minds of Americans because an enterprising photographer, Alexander Gardner, visited the battlefield within days of the fighting. His images of dead soldiers still on the field were like nothing anyone had seen before. The photo's shocked visitors when they were displayed at the New York City gallery of Gardner's employer,Mathew Brady.Antietam, aka: Dead at Bloody Lane.

Battle of Antietam - Morning phase. Battle started at 5:30am with an artillery duel on the far (Confed) left flank. Jack and Jovie were still finishing a night march from Harper's Ferry at this point.

Battle of Antietam - Morning phase. Battle started at 5:30am with an artillery duel on the far (Confed) left flank. Jack and Jovie were still finishing a night march from Harper's Ferry at this point.

Bullet lodged in a bible that saved the life of a civil war soldier carrying it -- at the battle of Antietam, 1862.

Bullet lodged in a bible that saved the life of a civil war soldier carrying it -- at the battle of Antietam, 1862.

"Bloody Lane" at the Battle of Antietam in Sept of 1862. #civilwar #antietam

Battle of Antietam

The Battle of Antietam, also known as the Battle of Sharpsburg, fought on September 17, 1862, near Sharpsburg, Maryland, and Antietam Creek as part of the Maryland Campaign, was the first major battle in the American Civil War to take place on Union soil. It is the bloodiest single-day battle in American history, with a combined tally of dead, wounded, and missing at 22,717.

The Battle of Antietam, also known as the Battle of Sharpsburg, fought on September 17, 1862, near Sharpsburg, Maryland, and Antietam Creek as part of the Maryland Campaign, was the first major battle in the American Civil War to take place on Union soil. It is the bloodiest single-day battle in American history, with a combined tally of dead, wounded, and missing at 22,717.

Main Street in Sharpsburg, Maryland, September 1862, after the Battle of Antietam

Main Street in Sharpsburg, Maryland, September 1862, after the Battle of Antietam

September 17, 1862: Battle of Antietam, a conflict between Union and Confederate armies during the Civil War that reuslted in the bloodiest single day in American military history

September 17, 1862: Battle of Antietam, a conflict between Union and Confederate armies during the Civil War that reuslted in the bloodiest single day in American military history

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