The Battle of Antietam
On September 17, 1862, the first battle of the American Civil War to take place on northern soil was fought near Antietam Creek in Sharpsburg, Maryland. This engagement between Generals Robert E. Lee and George B. McClellan’s forces turned into the bloodiest day in American military history with more than 22, 000 casualties across both sides. To put that into perspective, that’s around four times the American casualties that were suffered on D-Day in the Second World War.
In the video above, I discuss the unforgettable Battle of Antietam and its importance to American history.