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Voices of the Civil War Episode 0008 Battle of Antietam

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.

Image Credit: Library of Congress, Prints & Photographs Division, [LC-DIG-pga-01841]

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This program was funded by the U.S. Department of Education Underground Railroad Educational and Cultural Program.