A-Z on Civil War's Bloodiest Battle

Battle Of Antietam Summary: The Battle of Antietam, a.k.a. Battle of Sharpsburg, resulted in not only the bloodiest day of the American Civil War, but the bloodiest single day in all of American history. Fought primarily on September 17, 1862, between the town of Sharpsburg, Maryland, and Antietam Creek, it ended Gen. Robert E. Lee’s first invasion of a northern state.

Battle Of Antietam Facts

Location

Sharpsburg, Washington County, Maryland

Date

September 17, 1862

Generals

Union: Major General George B. McClellan
Confederate: General Robert E. Lee

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