Dunker Church in Winter. Antietam National Battlefield. Sharpsburg, MD.
The Battle of Antietam, the single bloodiest day in American History (September 17, 1862) with over 23,000 killed, wounded or missing, began on the grounds surrounding Dunker Church, with Confederate batteries opening fire against a Union assault on Confederate positions surrounding it. The savage back and forth assaults in the cornfield adjacent to the church resulted in over 8000 casualties in a matter of hours.Add to Lightbox