In Voices of the Civil War, Episode 8, we examine the Battle of Antietam, fought on September 17, 1862. This one battle produced the most casualties of any single day in the Civil War. The battle was a draw and neither the Union nor the Confederacy came out ahead. Nevertheless, this battle gave Lincoln the fuel and momentum to issue one of the most important documents in American History.
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