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        Civil War Battles: Antietam | Ken Burns: The Civil War

        Explore images of the battlefield of Antietam. On September 17, 1862, Confederate General Robert E. Lee and Maj. General George McClellan faced off in a battlefield near Sharpsburg, Maryland. The battle of Antietam was the single bloodiest day of the Civil War, with 22,720 men killed, wounded, or missing after 12 hours of fighting. The battle was considered a draw from a military perspective, but the Union declared victory. On January 1, 1863, President Abraham Lincoln issued the Emancipation Proclamation, declaring that all slaves in the south were free. 

        Antietam Bridge on the Sharpsburg-Boonsboro Turnpike | Ken Burns: The Civil War

        Antietam Bridge on the Sharpsburg-Boonsboro Turnpike, Antietam, Maryland, September 1862. Photo credit: Alexander Gardner (1821-1882). Source: Library of Congress, Prints & Photographs Division.

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        Antietam: The Battlefield on the Day of Battle | Ken Burns: The Civil War

        Antietam battlefield on the day of the battle, September 17, 1862. Photo credit: Alexander Gardner (1821-1882). Source: Library of Congress, Prints & Photographs Division.

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        "Bloody Lane" at Antietam, 1862 | Ken Burns: The Civil War

        Antietam ditch with bodies of soldiers on right wing used as a rifle pit by Confederates, September 1862. Previously known by localsas the Sunken Road, after Antietam it became known as "Bloody Lane." Photo: Alexander Gardner (1821-1882). Source: Library of Congress, Prints & Photo. Div.

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        Confederate Wounded after the Battle of Antietam | Ken Burns: The Civil War

        Wounded Confederate soldiers under tents at Smith's barn near Keedysville, Maryland, Sept. 1862. The barn was used as a hospital after the battle, with Dr. Anson Hurd, 14th Indiana Volunteers, in attendance. Photo: Alexander Gardner (1821-1882). Source: Library of Congress, Prints & Photo. Div.

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        Lutheran Church in Sharpsburg, 1862 | Ken Burns: The Civil War

        Lutheran church in Sharpsburg, Maryland, Sept. 1862. It took heavy Union shelling because Confederate signalmen were in its tower. The church later served as a hospital for the wounded. Photo: Alexander Gardner (1821-1882). Source: Library of Congress, Prints & Photographs Division.

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        Pontoon Bridge and Ruins of a Stone Bridge, Berlin, MD | Ken Burns: The Civil War

        An image of a Pontoon bridge and ruins of the stone bridge in Berlin (now Brunswick), Maryland, October 1862 [after the Battle of Antietam]. Photo credit: Alexander Gardner (1821-1882). Source: Library of Congress, Prints & Photographs Division.

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        Lone Grave on the Battlefield of Antietam | Ken Burns: The Civil War

        Five soldiers near a single grave for Pvt. John Marshall, Company L, 28th Pennsylvania Volunteers, under a tree on the battlefield of Antietam, September 1862. Photo credit: Alexander Gardner (1821-1882). Source: Library of Congress, Prints & Photographs Division.

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