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

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  • Capt. (USA), Jesse Merrill (1838 - 1899)
    Jesse Merrill was commissioned 2nd Lieutenant into "D" Co., 36th PA Infantry on 4/24/1861. He was promoted to Captain on 5/9/1862 and was commissioned into the US Army Signal Corps on 3/3/1863. Promote...
  • Colonel (CSA), Duncan Kirkland MacRae (1820 - 1888)
    Duncan Kirkland McRae, lawyer, diplomat, and Confederate officer, was born in Fayetteville, the son of John (1793–1880), a local editor and postmaster, and Margaret S. Kirkland McRae (1797–1820). He ...
  • Captain (CSA), Thomas Slater Bouchelle (1829 - 1912)
    Capt., Co B 1rst NC Inf Confederate States of America Severely wounded at Sharpsburg in the Civil War.
  • Pvt. (USA) William Parker Siggins (1840 - 1917)
    William P. Siggins, one of the oldest and most highly respected citizens of Forest county, died suddenly at his home in West Hickory at 4 o'clock Monday afternoon, Oct. 15, 1917, of heart disease, aged...
  • (USA) Nathaniel Simpson Siggins (1841 - 1893)
    Served as a musician (fifer) in Co. C, 83rd Pennsylvania Infantry Parent of Estella May, Luella, Harry, Percy W. and Merta S. 1890 Veterans Schedule: Siggins, Nathaniel S. Musician; Company: C; Pa. I...

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.