• Cannon and Cornfield at Dawn

    Antietam

    National Battlefield Maryland

History & Culture

The majority of historic information about the Battle of Antietam is in this section of our web site. The table below lists categories and links to many specific topics that our park visitors frequently ask questions about. The information that you are interested in can also be found in our navigation above, to the left, the site index, or just do a search.

 

Did You Know?

Artillery at Antietam

Over 500 cannons participated in the Battle of Antietam, firing over 50,000 rounds of ammunition. The cannonade was so severe that Confederate artillery commander Colonel S.D. Lee described the battle as "artillery hell."