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Antietam National Battlefield

  • Also Known As: Antietam National Battlefield Site

  • Address: MD 45
  • Vicinity: N of Sharpsburg off MD 45
  • Travel Genus: Sight
  • Sight Category: Historic District


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Timeline

Y/M/D Person Association Description Composition Food Event
Y/M/D Person Association Description Composition Food Event
1862/09/17 Edward Hutchinson Revere Union Surgeon Edward Revere is shot and killed while caring for wounded soldiers at the Battle of Antietam Battle of Antietam
1862/09/17 George B McClellan Union commander George B McClellan commands the 75500-man Army of the Potomac Battle of Antietam
1862/09/17 Charles C Duff Soldier New York Infantry fights at the Battle of Antietam. Battle of Antietam
1862/09/17 Paul Joseph Revere Union Commander Paul Joseph Revere is wounded during the Battle of Antietam. Battle of Antietam
1862/09/17 Robert Hale Ives Jr Union Lieut While commanding the 3rd Division, IX Corps, Robert Ives leads a charge against a Rebel battery and is hit by cannon shot in the thigh. The projectile tore away the flesh from the bone for several inches and passes into his horse, killing the animal. Battle of Antietam
1862/09/17 Henry Rathbone Union commander Captain Henry Rathbone commands a company of Union soldiers at the Battle of Antietam Battle of Antietam
1862/09/17 Benjamin W Crowninshield Union Captain George B McClellan commands the 75500-man Army of the Potomac Battle of Antietam
1862/09/17 Robert Brown Potter Col, New York Militia Col Robert Brown Potter of the 51st New York Volunteer Infantry, is wounded at Antietam while participating in Ambrose Burnside's attack on the Confederate right flank. Battle of Antietam
1862/09/17 Adolphus Washington Greely Wounded Union Soldier Dolphus Greely of the 19th Mass Volunteer Infantry, is wounded at Antietam. Battle of Antietam
1862/09/17 Elkanah L Burson Confederate Officer Elkanah Burson is wounded at Sharpsburg Battle of Antietam
1862/09/17 Charles Francis Adams Jr Union Captain George B McClellan commands the 75500-man Army of the Potomac Battle of Antietam
1862/09/17 Ambrose E Burnside Union ArmyGeneral Col Robert Brown Potter of the 51st New York Volunteer Infantry, is wounded at Antietam while participating in Ambrose Burnside's attack on the Confederate right flank. Battle of Antietam
1862/09/17 Fitzhugh Lee Confederate Commander Robert E Lee commands the 38000-man Army of Northern Virginia Battle of Antietam
1862/09/17 William Henry Fitzhugh Lee Confederate Commander Robert E Lee commands the 38000-man Army of Northern Virginia Battle of Antietam
1862/09/17 Robert E Lee Confederate Commander Robert E Lee commands the 38000-man Army of Northern Virginia Battle of Antietam
1862/09/18 Robert Hale Ives Jr Health Several hospital tents are pitched on an eminence a little distance from the field, and to these General Rodman, Lieutenant Ives, and some other wounded officers from Rhode Island, are removed.
1862/09/18 Gen Isaac Peace Rodman Health Several hospital tents are pitched on an eminence a little distance from the field, and to these General Rodman, Lieutenant Ives, and some other wounded officers from Rhode Island, are removed.
1862/10/03 George B McClellan Union commander President Lincoln meets with General George B McClellan near Antietam battlefield
1862/10/03 Abraham Lincoln Visitor President Lincoln meets with General George B McClellan near Antietam battlefield

Data »

Particulars for Antietam National Battlefield:
Area of Significance Agriculture
Area of Significance Commerce
Area of Significance Conservation
Cultural Affiliation European American
Area of Significance Exploration-settlement
Owner Federal
Sight Category Historic District
Criteria Historic Event
Area of Significance Military
Level of Significance National
Area of Significance Politics-government
Owner Private
Historic Use Secondary structure
Historic Use Single dwelling
Area of Significance Transportation



US National Registry of Historic Places Data »

Accurate at time of registration:

PLACE DETAILS
Registry Name:
Registry Address:
Registry Number: 66000038
Resource Type:
Owner: Private, Federal
Architectural Style: No style listed
Other Certification: Additional documentation, Additional documentation
Nominator Name: National Battlefield
CULTURAL DETAILS
Level of Significance: National
Area of Significance: Conservation, Military, Politics-government, European, Agriculture, Commerce, Exploration-settlement, Transportation
Applicable Criteria: Event
Criteria Consideration: Cemetery
Period of Significance: 1850-1874
Significant Year: 1862, 1867, 1890
Historic Function: Domestic, Defense, Funerary, Agriculture, subsistence
Historic Sub-Function: Single dwelling, Secondary structure
Current Function: Domestic, Defense, Agriculture, subsistence, Landscape
Current Sub-Function: Single dwelling Battle site Park Agricultural fields

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