BATTLEFIELDS » It’s hard to imagine that this peaceful quiet scene was host to some of the most significant carnage of the Antietam battle. Wave after wave of 10,000 Union troops crossing and retreating back across this stone bridge while only 400 Confederate troops and artillery rain lead down from the heights above. Finally, the Federal troops succeed in crossing Antietam Creek and begin driving back the enemy. In their wake, the blood had been shed and the creek turned red on this the bloodiest day in American History, September 17th, 1862.
Published September 3, 2015 at 1200 × 800 in BATTLEFIELDS
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