"Burnside Bridge," Antietam Creek

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The bridge played a key role in the September 1862 Battle of Antietam during the American Civil War when a small number of Confederate soldiers from Georgia for several hours held off repeated attempts by elements of the Union Army to take the bridge by force.


Benson John Lossing, ed. Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (vol. 1) (New York, NY: Harper and Brothers, 1912)


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