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Antietam-Sharpsburg, site of 1862 Civil War Battle in Maryland

Antietam-Sharpsburg, site of 1862 Civil War Battle in Maryland

Dr. King presented the following speech at the New York Civil War Centennial Commission’s Emancipation Proclamation Observance, New York City, September 12, 1962  Emancipation Proclamation Centennial Address

SEPT The Battle of Antietam, the single bloodiest day in US history. The Union Army, commnaded by Gen. McClellan, fought the Army of Northern Virginia, led by Gen. Lee in Maryland. image: Cannon and Cornfield at Dawn

September 1862 photo provided by the Library of Congress shows Allan Pinkerton on horseback during the Battle of Antietam, near Sharpsburg, Maryland. Before the outbreak of war, he had founded the Pinkerton National Detective Agency. In 1861, he famously foiled an alleged plot to assassinate president-elect Lincoln, and later served as the head of the Union Intelligence Service -- the forerunner of the U.S. Secret Service.

September 1862 photo provided by the Library of Congress shows Allan Pinkerton on horseback during the Battle of Antietam, near Sharpsburg, Maryland. Before the outbreak of war, he had founded the Pinkerton National Detective Agency. In 1861, he famously foiled an alleged plot to assassinate president-elect Lincoln, and later served as the head of the Union Intelligence Service -- the forerunner of the U.S. Secret Service.

American Civil War Battle of Antietam / Sharpsburg pictures - photos & art pics - Page 5

American Civil War Battle of Antietam / Sharpsburg pictures - photos & art pics - Page 5

Dead Soldiers in a Ditch after the Battle of Antietam

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Dead Soldiers in a Ditch after the Battle of Antietam

5. Antietam Battlefield's Bloody Lane (Sharpsburg)

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5. Antietam Battlefield's Bloody Lane (Sharpsburg)

National Colors from the Battle of Antietam.  According to family lore, after the Battle of Antietam, General McClellan and his troops were riding down the main street in Sharpsburg when McClellan directed that the flag be given to a local resident, Mr. Hoffmaster, saying "Here is something to remember us by". The flag remained in the Hoffmaster family for over 90 years.   It has seventeen bullet holes and considerable blood stains, concentrated along the canvas hoist.

National Colors from the Battle of Antietam. According to family lore, after the Battle of Antietam, General McClellan and his troops were riding down the main street in Sharpsburg when McClellan directed that the flag be given to a local resident, Mr. Hoffmaster, saying "Here is something to remember us by". The flag remained in the Hoffmaster family for over 90 years. It has seventeen bullet holes and considerable blood stains, concentrated along the canvas hoist.

Hiram Earley - Ancestry

Hiram Earley - Ancestry

then and now history photos | Civil War Sites Then and Now

Civil War Sites Then and Now

then and now history photos | Civil War Sites Then and Now

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