Battle of Antietam
The Battle of Antietam, also known as the Battle of Sharpsburg, was fought on September 17, 1862, near Sharpsburg, Maryland and was the first major battle in the Civil War to take place in the North. This battle was the bloodiest single-day battle in American history, with about 23,000 casualties.
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Charles Carleton Coffin Drum-Beat of the Nation (New York, NY: Harper & Brothers, 1915)