Battle of Antietam

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“The battle of Antietam. The One Hundred and Thirtieth Pennsylvania Regiment of Volunteers burying the Confederate dead, Friday, September 19th, 1862. This spot was the scene of one of the most desperate conflicts of the war. This scene of the burial of the dead by the One Hundred and Thirtieth Pennsylvania Volunteers is a most interesting part of Antietam battlefield, it being the post where one of the most murderous conflicts took place. The ditch shown in the sketch at nearly right angles was used by the Confederates as a rifle-pit, and from its shelter many a destructive volley was poured upon the Federals. After much manoeuvring, the Irish Brigade managed to get on a slight elevation, which commanded a portion of the ditch, while the One Hundred and Thirtieth Pennsylvania Regiment took up another. The Confederates, finding themselves between two fires, retreated, but not till they had lost many men. The next day, when the One Hundred and Thirtieth Regiment was detailed to burty the dead, it found one hundred and thirty-eight dead Confederates in this ditch, a proof of the desperate tenacity with chich the position had been defended."— Frank Leslie, 1896


Frank Leslie Famous Leaders and Battle Scenes of the Civil War (New York, NY: Mrs. Frank Leslie, 1896)


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