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Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP In the TMP Dawghouse21 Dec 2016 12:09 p.m. PST

"September 17, 1862 was an especially momentous day in American history. There, among rural farmland in northwestern Maryland, 22,000 soldiers lost their lives at the Battle of Antietam, the bloodiest day-long battle in the country's history.

But as you know, numbers hardly tell the real story.

How much have you read about the daring successes of "Little Powell" Hill, the youngest major general in the entire Confederate Army? Or Joseph Mansfield, the oldest general on both sides of the war who met his end at Antietam? Do you know what Colonel Edward Ferrero bribed his men with whiskey to muster them up to take Burnside's Bridge in Sharpsburg?

Our free briefing, The Battle of Antietam, will answer these questions and more with over 20 pages of in-depth analysis and personal stories that lay behind the mere facts and figures. All you have to do to witness this decisive battle like the men who were in the fields is to download your free copy today…."
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vtsaogames22 Dec 2016 9:11 a.m. PST

22,000 soldiers lost their lives at the Battle of Antietam

The perennial error – all casualties listed as dead. There were plenty enough dead, but most of the 22,000 listed were wounded or prisoners.

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