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  1. Rebforever

    General Lee's Antietam Report

    "The arduous service in which our troops had been engaged, their great privations of rest and food, and the long marches without shoes over mountain roads, had greatly reduced our ranks before the action began. These causes had compelled thousands of brave men to absent themselves, and many more...
  2. 67th Tigers

    Did Lincoln and Halleck Order McClellan to "Attack" After Antietam? The Conspiracy Theory That Wasn't and Why Lincoln Fired McClellan.

    Did Lincoln and Halleck Order McClellan to "Attack" After Antietam? The Conspiracy Theory That Wasn't and Why Lincoln Fired McClellan. Introduction This post was prompted by a post on an Antietam discussion group I am a member of. The post was about Halleck's 6th October telegram...
  3. Andy Cardinal

    "The battle of yesterday was much the most severe of the war" -- Lt. Col. Eugene Powell Describes Antietam

    The following account comes from Eugene Powell's letter written to his father on September 18, 1862, published in the Urbana (Ohio) Union. The article can be found here. We had a terrible fight with the enemy yesterday, near Sharpsburg. Our brigade ... went into the fight early in the morning...
  4. lelliott19

    Exactly When was Robert Toombs Wounded at Antietam?

    American Battlefield Trust. Antietam - Burnside's Bridge - September 17, 1862 (12PM–1PM) Link There's been discussion in other threads about the timing and nature of the wound received by Brigadier General Robert Toombs at Antietam. I had always assumed he was wounded on September 17, 1862...
  5. H

    McClellan destroyed the Army of Northern Virginia at Antietam

    McClellan more than fulfilled the mission he was given in the Maryland Campaign. He bottled up the Army of Northern Virginia (AoNV) and prevented Lee’s wish to move his army into Pennsylvania. He revitalised the Army of the Potomac despite the recent heavy defeat at Second Manassas. More...
  6. H

    Antietam - My favourite battle to refight

    Couple of images from a game last year of the Battle on the Piper Farm at Antietam. Confederates fill the Bloody Lane as Boyce's Battery takes up position to repel the Union assault. Sunken road and the Piper Cornfield.
  7. John Wolf Smith

    What if Lee wins Antietam.

    This is a scenario for a what-if Antietam with The Starbuck Chronicles' new brigades with it. What do you think would happen?? Army of Northern Virginia: Gen Robert E. Lee Total of Men in the Army: 55,000 Casualties and losses: Total: 31,218 killed, wounded, captured and missing Army of...
  8. S

    The sources for troop numbers in the Maryland Campaign

    This thread is an attempt to summarize the sources and information we have available for the number of troops present at the Maryland Campaign, and the Battle of Antietam in particular. In order to ensure that we are all on the same page, I will start with a few definitions. AP or Present or...
  9. lelliott19

    2nd and 20th Georgia at Burnside Bridge

    Early in the morning, Col. Benning was ordered to hold a bridge, which he did against fearful odds, for five hours. The enemy advanced in heavy columns against this little force, not numbering more than two hundred, or two fifty. The steady courage and accurate firing of the men successfully...
  10. JPK Huson 1863

    Antietam's Lone Grave Under A Tree, An Immigrant's Final Peace?

    One of the war's most stark, iconic images- Antietam's lone tree, a grave and soldiers who lived through the bloodbath called Antietam. Apologies if this has already been done- you know what it's like. " HOLY heck, FOUND it! " We geeks can get carried away. I'm not claiming to have found...
  11. ErnieMac

    Merry Christmas from the Antietam Forum

    Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays from the Antietam / Sharpsburg Forum.
  12. upton j.

    Collection Antietam Relics

    Starting to get some of my dug relics from years ago out of cigar boxes and jars and into display cases thought i would share some photos.
  13. Bruce Vail

    Discussion Antietam Battlefield guide logs new record...

    Here is a nice article from the Hagerstown (Md.) Herald Mail about battlefield guide Michale Priest.
  14. Beltplate53

    Collection Antietam

    My case of relics from Antietam. Specifically from Burnside Bridge and just west on the Shade farm.
  15. NH Civil War Gal

    Rescheduled 2020 Antietam Fall Muster Announced! October 9th -- 11th

    If you're interested in going to this event, please RSVP in the module at the top of the thread! Get your RSVP in before September 25th! Civil War Talk Fall Muster, October 9th - 11th, 2020 “Antietam in the Autumn” To be Determined! Friday, October 9 Saturday, October 10 Sunday October...
  16. JPK Huson 1863

    " There Should Be No Enemies In This Place ", Lincoln's Handshaking Rebel

    Like every barn, house, shed and out building in an around Sharpsburg, Maryland, Smith's barn was a hospital after all the shooting stopped. President Lincoln visited shattered men in hospitals there , men who fought on both sides. What you have to love about President Lincoln stories is the...
  17. CivilWarTalk

    Table Artillery Pieces Participating At Antietam, September 17, 1862

    TYPE OF PIECE No. of USA Artillery % of USA Artillery No. of CSA Artillery % of CSA Artillery No. of TOTAL USA & CSA ARTILLERY % of TOTAL USA & CSA ARTILLERY (R) 10 pdr. Parrott Rifle 57 18.9% 43 17.8% 100 18.4% (R) 3 in. Ordnance Rifle 81 26.9% 42 17.4% 123 22.6% (R) 20 pdr...
  18. lelliott19

    Report: 10th Georgia Casualties at Crampton's Gap and Antietam

    [Southern Recorder. (Milledgeville, Ga.), October 14, 1862, page 2.] Report of Casualties of September 14 at Crampton's Gap & September 17 at Sharpsburg 10th Georgia, Paul J Semmes' Brigade, McLaws' Division In addition to the casualties of the 10th Georgia, the correspondent also provides...
  19. lelliott19

    Report: 44th Georgia Casualties in the Battle of Sharpsburg

    Report of Casualties of the 44th Georgia, Ripley's brigade, D H Hill's division. This undated report of casualties was published in the Atlanta Intelligencer and reprinted in the Southern Recorder, October 14, 1862. Sgt Maj/A Adjt M V Estes reports the regiment went into action with 150 men and...
  20. Andy Cardinal

    Say What? Saturday: Thomas Galwey Quote

    I have always been interested in texts that show what the experience of fighting in the ranks during the Civil War was like. Sergeant Thomas Galwey wrote of his war experiences in The Valiant Hours, based on his diary, which in my opinion is one of the best accounts written by a Civil War...
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