The Bloody Battle of Antietam

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Battle of Antietam.pngA couple of years ago, on a road trip to Washington D.C., my husband, son and I more or less stumbled upon the site of the Civil War's Battle of Antietam and found ourselves spending several memorable hours walking the grounds. September 17th marks the anniversary of that battle, the bloodiest in American history, during which there were over 20,000 casualties. This serendipitous sidetrip was quite stirring, and while I don't necessarily see myself embarking on a Civil "Wargasm" tour of battlefields as described in Tony Horowitz's Confederates in the Attic, I was interested to see that the Milwaukee Public Library has many books about battlefields of the War between the States, including The Complete Civil War Road Trip Guide, which includes ten weekend tours and more than 400 sites, from A(ntietam) to Z(agonyi's Charge). For additonal information about Antietem National Battlefield you can also check out the website of the U.S. National Park Service.

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