The Battle of Antietam, also known as the Battle of Sharpsburg, fought on September 17, 1862, near Sharpsburg, Maryland, and Antietam Creek as part of the Maryland Campaign, was the first major battle in the American Civil War to take place on Union soil. It is the bloodiest single-day battle in American history, with a combined tally of dead, wounded, and missing at 22,717.
January 29, 1843 - September 14, 1901 Fourteen Years Member of Congress Twice Governor of Ohio 1892-3 and 1894-5 Twice President of United States 1897 - 1900 - 1901 Sergeant McKinley Co. E. 23rd Ohio Vol. Infantry, while in charge of the Commissary Department, on the afternoon of the day of the battle of Antietam, September 17, 1862, personally and without orders served "hot coffee" and "warm food" to every man in the Regiment, on this spot and in doing so had to pass under fire.
The Battle of Antietam- Maryland, September 17, 1862 The British were watching to see if Confederate Lee would succeed in invading the North so that they may send military aid to the south.The unexpected Northern win made the British push back their plans. This gave Lincoln the opportunity to pass the Emancipation Proclamation which did not allow foreign aid with European countries. This battle is also known for the most death tolls than any other battle in the war.
Battle of Antietam - second phase. Jack and Jovie's division (under McLaws) arrive at 7:00. Battle for Dunker church and cornfield. Fighting continued here until about 10:00am. Casualties equaled 13,000.