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This page tells information on the Battle of Antietam.

Discription:
 
On September 16, the United States General, Major General George B. McClellan attacked General Lee's forces at Sharpsburg, Maryland.  The Union forces attacked the Confederate left flank, to begin the battle.  The Confederate forces counterattcked.  The battle continued until after dark, when Lee took his forces back across the Potomac.
 
 
 

Location:
Washington County
 
Date:
September 16-18, 1862
 
Casualties:
23, 100
 
Winner:
Unknown (the Union claimed it as a victory, but it is unknown who really won)

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The aftermath of the Battle of Antietam.