Battle of Antietam

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Battle of Antietam (17 Sep 1862) - A U.S. Civil War Battle fought between Union forces under Major General George B. McClellan, (Cullum 1205), and Confederate forces under General Robert E. Lee, (Cullum 542). Known by Union forces as the Battle of Antietam, also known by Confederate forces as the Battle of Sharpsburg. The battle was fought near Sharpsburg in Washington County, Maryland with inconclusive results and terrible casualties on both sides.

Battle of Antietam at Burnside Bridge
Battle Casualties
Union Confederate Total
Total Engaged 75,500 38,000 113,500
Killed 2,108 1,546 3,654
Wounded 9,540 7,752 17,292
Captured/Missing 753 1,018 1,771
Total Casualties 12,401 10,316 22,717
Source: Various

Current Status

Part of Antietam National Battlefield, Washington County, Maryland.


Location: Antietam National Battlefield, Washington County, Maryland.

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Lat: 39.47333 Long: -77.74472

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Visited: 5 Aug 2010

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