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

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  • Col. Lyman J. Jackson (1834 - 1887)
    From the Logan Ohio Democrat January 29, 1887 p.5 Perry County news-Col. Lyman J. Jackson died at his home ar New Lexington on the 25th of consumption. Colonel Jackson represented the Muskingum-Per...
  • Capt. (USA), Gilbert R. Chandler (1832 - 1887)
    Civil War Veteran Affiliation: Union Enlisted: July 30, 1861 Rank: 2nd Lt. Co.: D Regt.: 16th Michigan Volunteers (assigned to 3rd Brigade, 1st Division,5th Army Corps) Wounded: Battle of G...
  • Brig. Gen. Edward Pennington Pearson, Jr. (1837 - 1915)
    Before the Antietam Campaign: He was a civil engineer in Reading at the outbreak of War, immediately enlisted in the Ringgold Artillery, and was in Washington in April 1861 as one of the First Defend...
  • General Christopher William Leffingwell (1808 - 1879)
    Gen. Christopher William Leffingwell, the oldest son of Christopher Leffingwell and Margaret (Chestney) Leffingwell, was born at Albany, N. Y., Sept. 9, 1808, and died July 17, 1879. Entering the legal...
  • Brevet Maj. Arthur Morris, (USA) (1843 - 1892)
    Arthur Morris (9 November 1843 - 26 September 1892) was an officer in the United States Army who served as the ninth commander of the Department of Alaska, from March 5, 1877 to June 14, 1877. Morr...

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.