Antietam, fought on Wednesday, September 17, 1862, is considered the bloodiest single day in the Civil War, with a combined total, from both sides, of 22,717 dead, wounded or missing. “Battle of Antietam. Army of the Potomac: Gen. Geo. B. McClellan, comm., Sept. 17′ 1862. – 1′ 2′ 4′ 6′ 9′ 12′ Corps & Pleasanton’s cav. div. engaged.” Color lithograph. (Photo credit: Wikipedia) It is called, alternately, Antietam, for the creek near where it was fought, as the North named most of its battles after nearby natural spots, with the... (Read More ...)