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Battle of Antietam/Sharpsburg

Union Casualties: 12,401
Confederate Casualties: 10,318

Statistical Source: EACW

Battle of Antietam/Sharpsburg
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The Battle of Antietam: The bloodiest single day of the war began just outside Sharpsburg early on the morning of September 17, 1862, when Union troops under General Joseph Hooker attacked the Confederates near the Dunker church. Later, the fighting would move to the Sunken Road, and then to a bridge over Antietam Creek, across which troops under General Ambrose Burnside managed to fight their way only to be withdrawn again when rebel reinforcements arrived at the end of the day.

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