Bloody Lane, Antietam Creek, Sharpsburg, Maryland
Excerpt from "The Battle of Antietam, Sharpsburg, September 16-18, 1862"
At dawn on September 17, Maj. General Joseph Hooker’s Union corps mounted a powerful assault on Lee’s left flank that began the Battle of Antietam, and the single bloodiest day in American military history. Repeated Union attacks, and equally vicious Confederate counterattacks, swept back and forth across Miller’s cornfield and the West Woods. Despite the great Union numerical advantage, Stonewall Jackson’s forces near the Dunker Church would hold their ground this bloody morning. Meanwhile, towards the center of the battlefield, Union assaults against the Sunken Road would pierce the Confederate center after a terrible struggle for this key defensive position.
Source: "The Battle of Antietam, Sharpsburg, September 16-18, 1862", The Civil War Trust
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Title: Bloody Lane, Antietam Creek, Sharpsburg, Maryland
Battlefields, Antietam Creek ( Sharpsburg, Md.) Bloody Lane, No.7
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