I can not believe that September 17th slipped by me unnoticed. September 17, 1862 is an important date in American history as it was on that date that the Battle of Antitam, near Sharpsburg, Maryland, was fought. It became known as the bloodiest day in the Civil War. Eleven hours of the most savage fighting that has ever occurred on U.S. soil resulted in more than 23,000 casualties, including more than 3,500 dead.
On October 6, 2006 I posted to the Union and West End Cemetery blog a brief summary of this battle. A few days later I followed the life of Pvt. James L. Clader, a member of the 46th Pennsylvania Infantry Regiment. Pvt. Clader's young life ended at Sharpsburg in the Battle of Antitam.
You can review both of this postings by clicking on the link shown below:
The Union and West End blog recapitulates many of the more well known events of the Civil War. If you have an interest in a particular battle of the Civil War, post the battles name in the 'search' window in the upper left hand corner of the blog. A brief history of the battle may have been previously posted to the blog.
And so it goes...