• NCR Regional Archeology Program

    NCR Regional Archeology Program

    WashingtonD.C.

Projects Past & Present

Antietam National Battlefield

On September 17, 1862, over 23,000 soldiers were killed, wounded or went missing in the bloodiest one-day battle in American history. General Robert E. Lee's Army of Northern Virginia was defeated by Union forces ending the first invasion of the North by Confederate forces. The battle led to President Lincoln issuing the preliminary Emancipation Proclamation.

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