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Bloodiest Day in American History: The Battle of Antietam

*THE BATTLE of ANTIETAM, 1862~ The battle also became ingrained in the minds of Americans because an enterprising photographer, Alexander Gardner, visited the battlefield within days of the fighting. His images of dead soldiers still on the field were like nothing anyone had seen before. The photo's shocked visitors when they were displayed at the New York City gallery of Gardner's employer,Mathew Brady.Antietam, aka: Dead at Bloody Lane.

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"Now Is The Pinch" The Battle of Antietam, Maryland, September 17, 1862. By Mark Maritato. At dawn on the morning of September 17th 1862 the battle of Antietam raged as units of Brigadier General John Gibbon's western Iron Brigade, made up of Wisconsin and Indiana Regiments emerged from the southern border of David R. Miller's cornfield only to be met by a blistering volley of musketry from a heavy line of Confederate Infantry. As the Iron Brigade became engaged in a heavy firefight a…

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Battle of Antietam

Dead Confederate artillerymen photographed by Alexander Gardner in front of Dunker Church at the Battle of Antietam in Sept, 1862. #civilwar #antietam

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Bullet lodged in a bible that saved the life of a civil war soldier carrying it -- at the battle of Antietam, 1862.

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Matthew Brady's photo of what is left of some soldiers in the American Civil War after the battle of Antietam.

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September 17, 1862: Battle of Antietam, a conflict between Union and Confederate armies during the Civil War that reuslted in the bloodiest single day in American military history

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The "Bloody Lane" Antietam Battlefield, Sharpsburg, Maryland When dawn broke along Antietam Creek on Sept. 17, 1862, cannon volleys launched a Civil War battle that would leave 23,000 casualties on the single bloodiest day in U.S. history.

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In 1862, Matthew Brady exhibited Alexander Gardner and James Gibson’s photos of the Battle of Antietam for the American Civil War. 23,000 pe...

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Dead Confederate artillerymen photographed by Alexander Gardner in front of Dunker Church after the Battle of Antietam in Sept of 1862

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