Commemorating Antietam on its 150th
Few battles can match the Battle of Antietam for its strategic significance to the American Civil War. Not only did this battle end Robert E. Lee's invasion of Maryland in 1862, but the battle became America's single bloodiest day of combat. Abraham Lincoln also claimed this battle as a victory and subsequently issued his Preliminary Emancipation Proclamation - a document that would change the very nature of the war. We hope that all Americans will use this anniversary as a time to learn more about the Battle of Antietam and its significance to our American history.
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