Antietam: Animated Battle Map
We at the American Battlefield Trust are re-releasing our Animated Battle Maps with newly branded openings. In this video, learn about the first Civil War battle to take place on Union soil, The Battle of Antietam in Sharpsburg, Maryland. Antietam remains the bloodiest day in American history.
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Antietam Battlefield, Maryland
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360 Virtual Field Trip - Antietam Battlefield
Mr. Baranowski takes you on a Virtual Field Trip to Antietam Battlefield in Sharpsburg, Maryland.
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More than 22,000 men were killed or wounded on September 17, 1862, during the Battle of Antietam, or, the Battle of Sharpsburg if you are from the South. Southerners named battles after the nearest town, whereas Northerners named battles after the nearest body of water or other notable natural land formation.
Like many battlefields, Antietam is haunted; ghosts from both sides of the War Between the States continue their fight over 150 years later. Apparitions have been spotted at Antietam; phantom rifle and cannon fire, shouts, drum beats, and war songs have also, been heard. Visitors have been fooled by ghosts who they thought were Civil War re-enactors. What were thought to be actors recreating a battle scene were actually phantoms that suddenly vanished.
Antietam is briefly mentioned in a new book that will be coming out in June 2018.
Tours-TV.com: Antietam National Battlefield Memorial
Memorial in commemoration of 3600 soldiers, fallen in one of the most bloody battles of Civil War, which occured at the town of Sharpsburg on the Antietam Creek in september of 1867. United States : Maryland. See on map .
On Campaign: Antietam
Gettysburg Park Ranger Dan Vermilya describes the advance of Confederate troops through Maryland on their way to Pennsylvania. Many pass through the old Sharpsburg battlefield, where they are haunted by memories of the single bloodiest day of the war.
Ep 62 - Sharpsburg Civil War Ghost Tours
Sharpsburg, Maryland is a place heavy with the weight of history. It was site of The Battle of Antietam during the Civil War. The battle was the bloodiest day in the history of the United States with over 22,000 dead, wounded, or missing. We explore the history and legends of the area with Mark Brugh, owner of Sharpsburg Civil War Ghost Tours. Mark also hosts his own Civil War podcast.
Antietam battlefield Tour
Antietam National Battlefield
Antietam National Battlefield
THE BLOODY LANE at Antietam (Sharpsburg) Battlefield
The Sunken Road, as it was known to area residents prior to the Battle of Antietam, was a dirt farm lane which was used primarily by farmers to bypass Sharpsburg and been worn down over the years by rain and wagon traffic. On September 17, 1862, Confederate Maj. Gen. Daniel Harvey Hill placed his division of approximately 2,600 men along the road, piled fence rails on the embankment to further strengthen the position and waited for the advance of the Union army. As Federal troops moved to reinforce the fighting in the West Woods, Union Maj. Gen. William H. French and his 5,500 men veered south, towards Hill's position along the Sunken Road. As French's men approached the Sunken Road, the Confederate troops staggered them with a powerful volley delivered at a range of less than one hundred yards.
Union and Confederate troops dug in. For nearly four hours, from 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., bitter fighting raged along this road as French, supported by Gen. Israel B. Richardson`s division, sought to drive the Southerners back. Outnumbered but with a well-defended position, the Confederates in the road stood their ground for most of the morning. Finally, the Federals were able to overwhelm Hill's men, successfully driving them from this strong position and piercing the center of the Confederacy's line. However, the Federals did not follow up this success with additional attacks, and confusion and sheer exhaustion ended the fighting in this part of the battlefield. In three hours of combat, 5,500 soldiers were killed or wounded and neither side gained a decisive advantage. The Sunken Road was now Bloody Lane.
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Antietam National Battlefield (04-10-2017)
On September 17, 1862, two of America's greatest armies engaged in mortal combat at the Battle of Antietam.
Music by: bensound.com
Sharpsburg Maryland May 31 2017
Preservation and Commemoration at Antietam National Battlefield (Lecture)
2015 marked the 125th anniversary of Antietam National Battlefield, one of the five original battlefield parks created by the War Department. Since 1890, veterans, military groups, preservationists, and the National Park Service have all played a role in the creation, expansion, and preservation of one of the most pristine battlefields in the country. Join Keith Snyder, Chief of Interpretation, for a look at the evolution of the site of America's bloodiest day.
The Coward at Antietam (Tuthill Cut)
THE COWARD AT ANTIETAM (The Tuthill Cut)
Produced by Brian Crosby and Michael Tuthill
Edited by Michael Tuthill
Original Costume Design by Jacob Hamelin
Shot on location at the Antietam National Battlefield and Sharpsburg, Maryland
2009-2010 Dark Path Entertainment and Lucid Images
Battle of Antietam
The Battle of Antietam /ænˈtiːtəm/ also known as the Battle of Sharpsburg, particularly in the South, 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.
After pursuing Confederate General Robert E. Lee into Maryland, Union Army Maj. Gen. George B. McClellan launched attacks against Lee's army, in defensive positions behind Antietam Creek. At dawn on September 17, Maj. Gen. Joseph Hooker's corps mounted a powerful assault on Lee's left flank. Attacks and counterattacks swept across Miller's cornfield and fighting swirled around the Dunker Church. Union assaults against the Sunken Road eventually pierced the Confederate center, but the Federal advantage was not followed up. In the afternoon, Union Maj. Gen. Ambrose Burnside's corps entered the action, capturing a stone bridge over Antietam Creek and advancing against the Confederate right. At a crucial moment, Confederate Maj. Gen. A.P. Hill's division arrived from Harpers Ferry and launched a surprise counterattack, driving back Burnside and ending the battle. Although outnumbered two-to-one, Lee committed his entire force, while McClellan sent in less than three-quarters of his army, enabling Lee to fight the Federals to a standstill. During the night, both armies consolidated their lines. In spite of crippling casualties, Lee continued to skirmish with McClellan throughout September 18, while removing his battered army south of the Potomac River.
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Heading into Antietam National Battlefield May 31 2017
The last bit of the drive down from Hagerstown
MD Route 34 (Antietam National Battlefield)
MD Route 34 (Antietam National Battlefield)
Flight Next to C&O Canal near Antietam
Highlights from a paddling trip down lower Antietam Creek, from Devil's Backbone to the Potomac River. Stream level 2.9' on the Sharpsburg gauge. Beautiful and fun creek... watch in 720p HD!
Antietam Creek: A Journey Through Pain
War is unforgiving shown through this dramatic reenactment and interview with General George McClellan.