Antietam...The Bloodiest Battle!

By. Madison Frye

A little about Antietam...

  • 23,000 soldiers were killed, wounded or missing after twelve hours of savage combat
  • occurred on September 17, 1862
  • The Battle of Antietam ended the Confederate Army of Northern Virginia's first invasion
  • led to Abraham Lincoln's issuance of the preliminary Emancipation Proclamation.

Photos of the battle field

During this one day battle...

  • In all there were 87,000 union soldiers and 45,000 confederate soldiers


  • 2,108 killed
  • 9,540 wounded
  • 753 missing & captured
  • 12,401 total


  • 1,546 killed
  • 7,752 wounded
  • 1,018 missing & captured
  • 10,316 total


Sum it up...

The battle of Antietam, also known as Sharpsburg was the first and bloodiest known civil war battle and it all happened in one day. The battle occurred on September 17, 1862. This bloody and short battle took place near Shapsburg in Maryland, and Antietam creek as part of the Maryland campaign.