Location: Sharpsburg, Washington County, Maryland Union Army: 75,300 Confederate Army: 52,000
September 17, 1862
The battle of antietam was one of the bloodiest battles of the Civil War.
The Southern general was Robert E. Lee. The Unions general was George B. Mcclellan.
George B. Mclellan
Robert E. Lee
The fighting started on the corn fields north of the town. The battle continued into a sunken road that was nicknamed Bloody Lane because of the amount of deaths that took place. The battle was one of the bloodiest in american history.