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The Battle of Antietam

The Civil War was one of the bloodiest wars in all of American history.  Of all the battles fought during the war, the Battle at Antietam was one of the bloodiest battles.

The Battle of Antietam, which is also known as the Battle of Sharpsburg, was fought near Sharpsburg, Maryland on September 17, 1862.  In that one single day in September, almost 23,000 soldiers died, were injured, were captured, or were reported missing.  It was an unforgettable day in American history, as it is remembered as the single most bloody day ever on American soil.

The Battle of Antietam was the first battle fought on Union territory during the Civil War.  Neither the Union nor the Confederate armies are said to have “won” this particular battle, due to the large number of casualties and injuries on both sides.

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