Antietam National Battlefield

National Park Service, Maryland.

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

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Ten miles south of I-70 on Maryland Route 65

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