Battle of Antietam (Burnside's Bridge) - September 17, 1862
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“Poor Johnnie Slade, he was a splendid soldier. He did his duty well before he fell, He had nearly shot away all his cartridges & was standing up watching the effect of his last shot when a ball passed through the third finger of his right hand & into his stomach & liver. It came out at his back, he was carried to a safe place.” - Pvt Theodore Fogle describing the death of Johnny Slade
“During that long and terrible fire, not a man, except a wounded one, fell out and went to the rear-not a man. - Henry Benning commanding Toomb’s brigade at the bridge paid this tribute
Sharpsburg Burnside's Bridge
Antietam Creek at Burnside Bridge, Antietam National Battlefield Park
Antietam Creek at Burnside Bridge, Antietam National Battlefield Park, near Sharpsburg, Maryland.
The Battle of Antietam: Burnside's Bridge
In this episode I must break through the Confederate defenses at Burnside's Bridge.
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.
Our collection of animated maps bring battles of the American Civil War to life, complete with troop movement animations, narratives, reenactment footage and more.
Travelogue - Antietam Battlefield
Photos of Antietam Battlefield, mostly in the area of Burnside Bridge and Antietam Creek, set to the song Tenting On The Old Campground.
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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Burnside Bridge Witness Tree
If this tree could talk - The Burnside Bridge Witness Tree - Natural Resources Program Manager, Joe Calzarette, describes one of the natural wonders of the park, the Burnside Bridge sycamore. Believed to be at least 160 years old, this sycamore is a direct link to the past and can be seen in a picture taken shortly after the battle in September, 1862.
150th Sharpsburg Reenactment
2nd Florida Volunteer Living Historians participate in the 150-year anniversary of the Battle of Antietam (Sharpsburg)
Antietam Battlefield, Maryland
This is a small sample of the video clips showing the Antietam Battlefield, Maryland taken from the Video History Today database.
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STP Investigates Antietam National Battlefield
This video documents Steel Town Paranormal's nighttime investigation of Antietam National Battlefield in Sharpsburg Maryland on September 6, 2013. The investigation focused on the two hotspots of reported paranormal activity, Bloody Lane and Burnside Bridge.
The Battle of Antietam/Sharpsburg, Maryland, 1862 [extract]
Clip from the 1982 US 4 -part mini-series The Blue and the Gray (381 min). (Based on the books by Bruce Catton)
Antietam: Civil War battlefield hike
I surprised to discover one is actually allowed to hike the Antietam National Battlefield, just outside Sharpsburg, Maryland. Indeed, the NPS web site ( ) even provides maps of the trails. So, I put together a hike ( ) that followed the course of the battle: The Cornfield Trail, West Wood Trail, Antietam Remembered Trail, Mumma Farm, Bloody Lane Trail (Sunken Road), Irish Brigade monument, Sherrick Farm Trail, Union Advance Trail, Burnside Bridge, Snavely Ford Trail and Final Attack Trail, hitting each sector of the battle at about the same time of day as it actually occured. I finished my day at the Antietam National Cemetery. Unfortunately, the start was quite cold & wet, and it was very windy all day.
Yellow Rose of Texas
Battle Hymn of the Republic
Battle of Antietam: Miller's Cornfield and Dunker Church
The fighting at Miller's Cornfield and Dunker Church is some of the bloodiest and most savage fighting seen during the entire Civil War.
On Part 1 of our Antietam series we are going to take a look at how the battle began, and some of the main highlights. #BattleofAntietam #AmericanCivilWar #Antietam
ANTIETAM (SHARPSBURG) part 2 - Ultimate General: Civil War - Union Campaign - #15
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The Army of the Potomac, under the command of Maj. Gen. George McClellan, mounted a series of powerful assaults against General Robert E. Lee’s forces along Antietam Creek near Sharpsburg, Maryland, on September 17th, 1862. The morning attacks by the Union First and Twelfth Corps on the Confederate left flank, and vicious Confederate counterattacks by Gen. Stonewall Jackson's brigades swept back and forth through Miller’s Cornfield, across the Hagerstown Turnpike and into the West Woods. Later, towards the center of the battlefield, Union Second Corps assaults against the Sunken Road pierced the Confederate center after a terrible struggle but failed to capitalize on their breakthrough there. In the afternoon, the third and final major assault by Maj. Gen. Ambrose E. Burnside's Ninth Corps pushed over a bullet-strewn stone bridge at Antietam Creek that now bears his name. Just as Burnside's forces began to collapse the Confederate right, the timely arrival of Gen. A.P. Hill’s division from Harpers Ferry helped to drive the Army of the Potomac back once more. On the 18th, both sides remained in place, too bloodied to advance. Late that evening and on the 19th, Lee withdrew from the battlefield and slipped back across the Potomac into Virginia. The bloodiest single day in American military history ended in a draw, but the Confederate retreat gave President Abraham Lincoln the “victory” he desired before issuing the preliminary Emancipation Proclamation five days later.
Antietam Moment: Lost in the Cornfield
Taking a look at the battlefield from the ground reveals the difference between the soldier's view and the historian's view; the soldier being the one whom actually makes history, and the historian the one whom merely has to opine upon it.
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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Dale & Wayne ride to Burnside Bridge
Dale & Wayne ride to Burnside bridge Antietam Battlefield, Sharpsburg,Md
31 RARE AND HAUNTING PHOTOS FROM THE BATTLE OF ANTIETAM (1862)
Photos from vintag.es Photos from vintag.es The Battle of Antietam, also known as the Battle of Sharpsburg, particularly in the Southern United States, was fought on September 17, 1862, near Sharpsburg, Maryland and Antietam Creek as part of the Maryland Campaign.
It was the first field army–level engagement in the Eastern Theater of the American Civil War to take place on Union soil and is the bloodiest single-day battle in American history, with a combined tally of 22,717 dead, wounded, or missing.
Here is a collection of rare and haunting photos from this battle in 1862.
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Sharpsburg: Decisive day at Antietam Creek
This is a documentary on the battle of Antietam/ Sharpsburg. We did this for a school project and we plan to do a better and longer version of the documentary later. Hope you like it!