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Remembering the Battle of Antietam, 150 Years Later

By History.com Staff
Battle of Antietam

Cannons at Antietam National Battlefield in Sharpsburg, Maryland. (klaftera/iStockphoto.com)

Today marks the 150th anniversary of the deadliest day in American history—September 17, 1862. Fought on a field near Antietam Creek in Sharpsburg, Maryland, the Battle of Antietam resulted in 23,000 American casualties—four times the number killed or wounded on D-Day—and dramatically changed the course of the Civil War. To commemorate the anniversary, we wanted to highlight some of the related features, videos and articles available on History.com.

7 Ways the Battle of Antietam Changed America: Did you know that the outcome of Antietam kept Britain and France from intervening in the Civil War? Get more facts in this History in the Headlines article.

Civil War 150: The ultimate Civil War cheat sheet, it features infographics, photos and fast facts about the 150 things everyone should know about the conflict.

Civil War in One Word: If you had to describe the Civil War in just one word, what would it be? Check out this video to find out what a number of Civil War historians had to say.

Civil War Turning Point: This video, featuring several prominent Civil War historians, focuses on the aftermath of the Battle of Antietam and the issuing of the Emancipation Proclamation.

Civil War Today on iPad: This groundbreaking app created exclusively for the iPad explores every phase and aspect of America’s bloodiest conflict with daily updates that unveil the events in real time over the course of four years.

Categories: American Civil War, Battle of Antietam