The Official Historical Society of Schuylkill County

The Battle of Antietam

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Written by John David Hoptak, and designed and illustrated by Keith B. Snyder

The bloodiest one day battle in American history. 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 firt invasion into the North and led to Abraham Lincoln’s issuance of the preliminary emancipation proclamation.