23,000 soldiers were killed, wounded or missing after twelve hours of savage combat on September 17, 1862. The Battle of Antietam ended the Confederate Army of Northern Virginia's first invasion into the North and led to Abraham Lincoln's issuance of the preliminary Emancipation Proclamation.
The Bloodiest One Day Battle in American History
2016 Battle Anniversary Schedule
Two weekends of events to commemorate the 154th Anniversary of the Battle of Antietam, September 17-18 and 24-25.