Tag Archives: Antietam (Sharpsburg)

Antietam address

The Battle of Antietam (Sharpsburg) on September 17, 1862 was the bloodiest single day of the American Civil War. 150 years ago today dignitaries dedicated a national cemetery at the battlefield and laid the cornerstone of a national monument. It … Continue reading

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shrapnel shell

From a Seneca County, New York newspaper in January 1864: A Rebel Shell. Jas. Townsend, formerly of this village [Seneca Falls], and a member of the 1st New Jersey Battery, has left upon our table a rebel shrapnel shell, which … Continue reading

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Heroes Three

From the Richmond Daily Dispatch October 27, 1862: Pictures of Southern Generals. –The Columbus (Ga.)Times publishes from the pen of its army correspondent, the following pictures of three of our prominent Generals: Gen. Lee has, I believe, won his way … Continue reading

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“Three cheers for the hope of America”

President Lincoln stopped in Frederick, Maryland on his way back to the nation’s capital after vising General McClellan and the Army of the Potomac at Antietam. Our correspondent saw the brief storm that hit Frederick during the president’s visit as … Continue reading

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The Week+ in Review

Here a Democrat newspaper from upstate New York in a single column comments on three events on eight days in September: The Battle of Antietam on the 17th, President Lincoln’s Emancipation Proclamation of the 22nd, and the president’s order subjecting … Continue reading

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Indiana Brothers

According to 14th Indiana Volunteers Phillip Letsinger was killed at Antietam.

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Report from Company A

150 years ago today George M. Guion wrote a report for his hometown newspaper about the casualties his unit suffered during the Battle of Antietam. From a Seneca County, New York newspaper in 1862: Letter from Captain Guion. BATTLEFIELD OF … Continue reading

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Confederate Thanksgiving

Without a telegraph connection it took a long time for news to travel 150 years ago. I did not see an “extra”; there was not much accurate news about the Battle of Antietam in the Dispatch for a few days … Continue reading

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Heroically Caring for the Wounded

During the Battle of Antietam the 33rd New York Infantry fought as part of William H. Irwin’s brigade, Baldy Smith’s division, William B. Franklin’s corps. According to Colonel Irwin’s report his brigade began fighting at about 10 AM in support … Continue reading

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Bucktail Idol

150 years ago today George McClellan ordered Joseph Hooker’s corps of the Union Army of the Potomac to cross Antietam Creek at the north bridge near Sharpsburg, Maryland, where the Confederate Army of Northern Virginia was congregating. There was little … Continue reading

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