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Antietam National Battlefield

  • Address:
    P.O. Box 158
    Sharpsburg, MD 21782
  • Phone:
    301-432-5124 (Phone)
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  • Description:

    23,000 soldiers were killed, wounded or missing after twelve hours of savage combat on Sept. 17, 1862. The Battle of Antietam ended the Confederate Army of Northern Virginia’s first invasion into the North and led to Abraham Lincoln’s issuance of the preliminary Emancipation Proclamation.

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