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Battle of Antietam

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Definition bloodiest single day battle in U.S. military history (23,000 fatalities); first battle of the American Civil War that was fought in the north (1862)
  • I still had scars from Antietam.
    Alexandra Bracken  --  The Darkest Minds
  • It's a fact, Doctor Gibbs is never so happy as when he's at Antietam or Gettysburg.
    Thornton Wilder  --  Our Town
  • She saw a sign for the Antietam Battlefield, something else she meant to investigate and research firsthand.
    Nora Roberts  --  Blood Brothers
  • Lincoln with Union troops at Antietam
    Bill O'Reilly and Martin Dugard  --  Killing Lincoln
  • He drove his Bronco in pitch darkness across the Potomac and through Antietam National Battlefield, a broad ridge of cornfields and farmland scattered with stone monuments to the dead.
    Richard Preston  --  The Hot Zone
  • The alumni who had fallen at Bull Run, at Antietam, in the Argonne Forest, at Guadalcanal, at the Bulge, at Pork Chop Hill—all, all had willed that their rings be returned to the Institute.
    Pat Conroy  --  The Lords of Discipline
  • The gentleman private in the 21st Mississippi quoted earlier wrote to his parents after Antietam that there were hundreds of dead Yankees lying in the sector of the battlefield controlled by the Confederates before they retreated.
    James M. McPherson  --  What They Fought For - 1861-1865
  • I knew a lot about Union field artillery, because I'd written a paper on it so technical and fact-jammed that the teacher had made me write it again, and I also knew about Brady's photographs of the dead at Antietam: I'd seen the pictures online, pin-eyed boys black with blood at the nose and mouth.
    Donna Tartt  --  The Goldfinch
  • ...had all abdicated their thrones; Henry James Pye, Poet Laureate of England, was with his fathers; Cassiodorus, Quintilian, Juvenal, Lucretius, Martial, and Albert the Bear of Brandenburg had answered the last great roll-call; the battles of Antietam, Smolensko, Drumclog, Inkerman, Marengo, Cawnpore, Killiecrankie, Sluys, Actium, Lepanto, Tewkesbury, Brandywine, Hohenlinden, Salamis, and the Wilderness had been fought both by land and by sea; Hippias had been expelled from Athens by the...
    Thomas Wolfe  --  Look Homeward, Angel
  • The scoop of brown water, fed by the winding Antietam Creek and hidden in the thick woods, was supposed to be haunted by some weird Pilgrim girl who'd drowned in it way back whenever.
    Nora Roberts  --  Blood Brothers
  • Some of the most brutal combat in history had occurred in the rolling country around Catoctin Mountain: at the cornfield at Antietam, where every individual stalk of corn had been slashed away by bullets, and where the bodies had lain so thick a person could walk on them from one end of the cornfield to the other.
    Richard Preston  --  The Hot Zone

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