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Historic: Antietam National Battlefield

Antietam National BattlefieldAbraham LincolnAmerican Civil War (1861-1865)
On Sept. 17, 1862, 55,000 Confederates under Gen. Robert E. Lee went up against 75,000 Union soldiers under Maj. Gen. George B. McClellan near the tiny western Maryland hamlet of Sharpsburg. Fighting on what is now the 3,300-acre Antietam National Battlefield resulted in some 23,000... Amy Davis, Baltimore Sun