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The Battle of Antietam

The Battle of Antietam, fought near Sharpsburg in western Maryland on September 17, 1862, was the bloodiest single day in American history. Antietam's horrific cost shocked the nation and the battle changed the course of American history.

Antietam Battlefield
The National Park Service site for the Antietam Battlefield contains fascinating material, such as a gallery of Alexander Gardner's stunning photographs of Antietam's aftermath and a useful library of background material on the battle.

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