Bloody lane – Battle of Antietam

Looking down what became known as Bloody Lane, a sunken farm road at the Antietam battlefield Conferate soldiers hid in this trench and decimated Union solders as they charged their position. It bacame knowns as Blooody Lane because of the horrific number of casualties inflicted in this spot. The Battle of Antietam, fought on September 17, 1862, was the bloodiest day not only of the American Civil war but of any American war. It was fought outside of Sharpsburg, Marylnad along Antietam Creek and ended confedera general Robert E. Lee's first invation of a northern state. The battlefield itself is considered the best-preserved of all Civil War battlefields.

Looking down what became known as Bloody Lane, a sunken farm road at the Antietam battlefield Confederate soldiers hid in this trench and decimated Union solders as they charged their position. It became known as Bloody Lane because of the horrific number of casualties inflicted in this spot. The Battle of Antietam, fought on September 17, 1862, was the bloodiest day not only of the American Civil war but of any American war. It was fought outside of Sharpsburg, Maryland along Antietam Creek and ended Confederate general Robert E. Lee’s first invasion of a northern state. The battlefield itself is considered the best-preserved of all Civil War battlefields.

2 thoughts on “Bloody lane – Battle of Antietam

  1. hello jim streeter its dennis the vizsla dog hay it luks so kwiet and peeseful their now it is hard to imadjin wot happend their a hunnerd and fifty yeerz ago!!! but my dada sez it is sumthing we shud not forgit so i gess that is why their ar statchoos and monyoomints and stuf their!!! ok bye

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    • Dennis, we should never forget what happened there. Brother fighting brother, son fighting fathers, 23000 killed, wounded or missing in 12 hours of fighting. Hard to imagine or comprehend. Have a good weekend, Jim

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