• 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?

William McKinley as a soldier and president.

William McKinley served at Antietam as a Commissary Sergeant in the 23rd Ohio Infantry before becoming the nation’s 25th President. A monument to him at Antietam was dedicated in his memory on October 13, 1903, two years after he was assassinated.