Battle of Antietam

September 17, 1862

Robert E. Lee's Army of Northern Virginia engaged George B. McClellan's Army of the Potomac near Sharpsburg, Maryland in the bloodiest single day of fighting in the American Civil War at the Battle of Antietam on September 17, 1862.

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