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

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  • Col.(USA), Oliver Hopkinson (1812 - 1905)
    Civil War Union Army Officer. He served during the Civil War as Lieutentant Colonel of the 1st Delaware Volunteer Infantry, being commissioned on October 15, 1861. At the September 17, 1862 Battle of A...
  • Col.(USA), William Sergeant (1829 - 1865)
    Civil War Union Army Officer. Served in the Civil War as a Captain and commander of Company F, 12th United States Regular Infantry, fighting in the Peninsular Campaign, the 2nd Battle of Bull Run and A...
  • Brev. Major (USA), Edwin Elias Sellers (1840 - 1884)
    Edwin Elias Sellers, son of Samuel Sellers (30) and Barbara Ann Wampole, was born at Philadelphia, March 3, 1840; he was graduated at the High School, Phila., July, 1856; married at St. James' Church, ...
  • Maj (USA), Charles Phillip Muhlenberg (1837 - 1872)
    Charles Phillip Muhlenberg was born at Lancaster, Pa. Nov 24, 1838, fifth son of Dr. F.A. Muhlenberg. His education was begun at home, but he attended the common schools of his native city, and in 1853...
  • Major (CSA), Richard Watson “Watts” York (1839 - 1893)
    Richard Watson York was the second of eleven children born to Rev. R. Brantley York and his second wife Mary Wells Lineberry. Some sources give his birth date as 1839, some as 1840. Richard married...

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.