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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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1862: "The Proclamation For Emancipating The Slaves"

September 22. Monday

A special Cabinet meeting. The subject was the Proclamation for emancipating the slaves after a certain date, in States that should be in rebellion. 840 more words

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Today in history, The Pilgrims sail from England on the Mayflower in 1620.

Today in history, A revolution for independence breaks out in Mexico in 1810. 250 more words

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Voices of the Maryland Campaign: September 17, 1862

The flash of musketry fire illuminated the dark landscape around the sleepy town of Sharpsburg while the few visible stars still hovered in the early morning sky. 385 more words