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The Battle of Antietam

Years before the Civil War started, Harpers Ferry, Virginia was the site of a federal armory that abolitionist John Brown raided with the hope of starting a revolution, causing distress throughout the Union that a revolution was in the making. 1,749 more words

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Battle of Shepherdstown

September 17th, 1862 was considered the deadliest single day of battle in the Civil War. The Battle of Antietam took place near Sharpsburg, Maryland less than 10 miles from the Potomac River and western Virginia. 384 more words

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Paying tribute to Civil War nurses, like Maureen, during Women's History Month

Last Saturday, I took part in a Women’s History Month event at the Boonsboro Library.

While my two fellow panelists are real historians—John Banks writes a great Civil War… 470 more words


Not Just Antietam - September 17, 1862 In Perspective

Wednesday, September 17, 1862. is rightly classed as the bloodiest day in American history. In that 24-hour period, more Americans fell killed, wounded, captured, or missing, than in any like 24-hour period before or since. 159 more words

Outnumbered 2:1? Never Tell Me the Odds! - A Review of Pub Battles: Antietam, Limited "Sharpsburg" Edition 100 from Command Post Games

Last month, I was invited over to my friend Matt’s house to play wargames, as both of our wives were busy at the same activity. Matt plays in our regular group but doesn’t often get into wargames. 2,359 more words

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1862: "You Could Scarcely Believe The Number Of Wounded"

October 23, 1862 

…You could scarcely believe the number of wounded that have passed through & remained in Winchester since the Sharpsburg battle. Many, Many sick are dying here, I fear to say how many were buried today. 861 more words

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1862: "If We Could Only Be At Home Together Once More…"

Richmond. VA

October 10th 1862

My dear Brothers.

I need scarcely tell you with what ardent love and interest our hearts have followed you during all this long period when you have been so constantly exposed to such danger, hardships, and privation. 737 more words

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