Antietam National Battlefield

The battle of Antietam, on September 17, 1862 at Sharpsburg, MD, resulted from the Army of the Potomac finding a copy of Robert E. Lee's orders during Lee's intended invasion of the north. In spite of catching Lee unprepared and divided, the Union army only managed a draw. Even so, this battle was the pivotal point in the war, ending the South's best chance of independence.

For a history of the Antietam campaign click here.

Click on the picture on the map, or on the link below the map, to see photographs from that portion of the battlefield.

Antietam Map

Burnside Bridge · The Cornfield · Dunker Church · Maryland Monument · National Cemetery · North Woods · Piper House · The Sunken Road · Visitor Center · West Woods

North Woods West Woods Dunker Church Maryland Monument Visitor Center The Cornfield Sunken Road Piper House National Cemetery Burnside Bridge Click on a picture to see photographs from that portion of the battlefield