The Bloodiest Day in American History: 1862 Historical Battle of Antietam

The Bloodiest Day in American History: 1862 Historical Battle of Antietam | Total War Battle

The Battle of Antietam, or Battle of Sharpsburg particularly in the Southern United States, was a battle of the American Civil War fought on September 17, 1862, between Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee’s Army of Northern Virginia and Union Gen. George B. McClellan’s Army of the Potomac near Sharpsburg, Maryland, and Antietam Creek. 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. It remains the bloodiest day in American history, with a combined tally of 22,727 dead, wounded, or missing. Although the Union army suffered heavier casualties than the Confederates, the battle was a major turning point in the Union’s favour.

00:00 The Confederates make a stand
00:46 The Union forces
01:31 The Union makes the opening moves
02:35 The Union attacks the Confederates at the Wood
04:09 The Confederates are pushed back
04:40 More men join, the stalemate continues
06:34 Battle in the Cornfield
07:50 Union reinforcements arrive
08:41 Battle at Dunker Church
09:30 Confederate counter attack in the Woods
10:20 Battle at Bloody Lane
12:21 The Union attacks from the North
13:21 Confederate reinforcements arrive
14:06 Final series of engagements
15:03 Aftermath
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