*THE BATTLE of ANTIETAM, 1862~ The battle also became ingrained in the minds of Americans because an enterprising photographer, Alexander Gardner, visited the battlefield within days of the fighting. His images of dead soldiers still on the field were like nothing anyone had seen before. The photo's shocked visitors when they were displayed at the New York City gallery of Gardner's employer,Mathew Brady.Antietam, aka: Dead at Bloody Lane.

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

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The "Bloody Lane" Antietam Battlefield, Sharpsburg, Maryland When dawn broke along Antietam Creek on Sept. 17, 1862, cannon volleys launched a Civil War battle that would leave 23,000 casualties on the single bloodiest day in U.S. history.

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Bullet lodged in a bible that saved the life of a civil war soldier carrying it -- at the battle of Antietam, 1862.

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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.

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"Now Is The Pinch" The Battle of Antietam, Maryland, September 17, 1862. By Mark Maritato. At dawn on the morning of September 17th 1862 the battle of Antietam raged as units of Brigadier General John Gibbon's western Iron Brigade, made up of Wisconsin and Indiana Regiments emerged from the southern border of David R. Miller's cornfield only to be met by a blistering volley of musketry from a heavy line of Confederate Infantry. As the Iron Brigade became engaged in a heavy firefight a…

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The "Bloody Lane" or sunken road at Antietam

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