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The Battle of Antietam, MD September 17, 1862 US Civil War

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  • Colonel Charles C. Tew (CSA) (1827 - 1862)
    Charles Courtenay Tew (October 17, 1827 – September 17, 1862) was a colonel in the Confederate States Army and was killed in action at the Battle of Antietam during the American Civil War. E...
  • Brig. General John D. Barry (CSA) (1839 - 1867)
    John Decatur Barry (June 21, 1839 – March 24, 1867) was a brigadier general in the Confederate States Army during the American Civil War. At the Battle of Chancellorsville, Barry gave the orde...
  • Lt. Colonel Thomas Benjamin Rust Massie (CSA) (1820 - 1908)
    Before the Antietam Campaign: In 1859 Thomas Massie was a farmer living in Rappahannock County, Virginia. He organized the Washington Grays, a local militia company. In June 1861 they were muster...
  • Major Wells J. Hawks (CSA) (1813 - 1873)
    Before the Antietam Campaign: Originally from Massachusetts, he had come to the Valley in 1837, and by 1850 he was a 34 year old coachmaker of significant means, living in Charlestown, Jefferson Co...
  • Maj. General John B. Gordon (CSA), U.S. Senator, Governor (1832 - 1904)
    John Brown Gordon (February 6, 1832 – January 9, 1904) was one of Robert E. Lee's most trusted Confederate generals during the American Civil War. After the war, he was a strong opponent of Re...

The Battle of Antietam /ænˈtiːtəm/ also known as the Battle of Sharpsburg, particularly in the South, fought on September 17, 1862, near Sharpsburg, Maryland, and Antietam Creek as part of the Maryland Campaign, was the first major battle in the American Civil War to take place on Union soil. It is the bloodiest single-day battle in American history, with a combined tally of dead, wounded, and missing at 22,717.