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Bloodiest Day in American History: The Battle of Antietam


On this day in 1862, was the bloodiest day of the Civil War at the Battle of Antietam (Sharpsburg). Abraham Lincoln with Allan Pinkerton and Major General John A. McClernand at Antietam, 1862 (b/w photo) by Alexander Gardner / Collection of the New-York Historical Society, USA

from Mail Online

The angles of Antietam: Stunning pictures that retrace the steps of ground-breaking Civil War photographer shot in exact same spots 150 years after bloodiest battle


In 1862, Matthew Brady exhibited Alexander Gardner and James Gibson’s photos of the Battle of Antietam for the American Civil War. 23,000 pe...

from Civil War Saga

Battle of Antietam

Dead Confederate artillerymen photographed by Alexander Gardner in front of Dunker Church at the Battle of Antietam in Sept, 1862. #civilwar #antietam


A rare image . . . from the look of these soldiers this is a late civil War photo of a battle-hardened company. A company would have started with around 100 men, there were no replacements. After a hard campaign between caualties and disease this is what might be left . . .


Soldiers and wagons crossing Burnside's Bridge that traverses Antietam Creek near Sharpsburg, Maryland, site of heavy combat during the Battle of Antietam (Sharpsburg) on September 17, 1862. Photographed by Alexander Gardner.