Civil War

Civil War
2:11 pm
Mon September 17, 2012

Iron Brigade & Beyond: 150 Years After Antietam

The infamous, deadly "Bloody Lane" at the Antietam battlefield
Credit Photo courtesy of the Library of Congress

One hundred and fifty years ago to this day, Union and Confederate soldiers met up near Sharpsburg, Maryland - by Antietam Creek. The ensuing battle would be a turning point in the American Civil War - and some say, a point of no return that committed the country to a prolonged and deadly conflict.

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Civil War
1:52 pm
Mon September 17, 2012

Great Lakes Civil War Forum Extends Antietam's Impact Beyond Battlefield

President Lincoln with the soon-to-be-replaced General George McClellan and officers after the Battle of Antietam.
Credit Photo courtesy of LOC

Before the break, we heard the story of the Iron Brigade’s role at the battle of Antietam. It was a group of fights that are commonly remembered as the bloodiest day of battle in American history, and for good reason.

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Civil War
2:24 pm
Sun September 16, 2012

Web Exclusive: The Father of Battlefield Medicine

Jonathan Letterman, the "father of Battlefield Medicine"

One hundred fifty years ago on September 17th, Union and Confederate soldiers met up near Sharpsburg, Maryland by Antietam Creek. The ensuing battle would become known as the bloodiest single day of fighting in American history, claiming 23,000 casualties. It would also mark a turning point in the American Civil War, committing the country to a prolonged and deadly conflict.

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Civil War
2:18 pm
Sun September 16, 2012

Web Exclusive: Rare Images of Antietam Offer Veterans' Look at Battle

Battlefield guide and author Stephen Recker's new book is "Rare Images of Antietam"

By the end of the day on September 17th, 1865, more than 23,000 Union and Confederate soldiers had been killed or wounded. The Battle of Antietam, near Sharpsburg, Maryland, was the bloodiest single day of the American Civil War - and in American history.

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Civil War
2:00 pm
Sun September 16, 2012

Web Exclusive: Clara Barton Transforms Role of Nurse on the Battlefield

The famous Civil War nurse and founder of the American Red Cross Clara Barton
Credit Photo courtesy of the National Park Service

One hundred fifty years later, it's hard to place enough significance on how the American Civil War would go on to shape our country and its people - or to overestimate the extreme loss of life it caused. Beyond the battlefields, however, the War Between the states also brought forth many firsts, such as the first Army ambulance corps, the first use of conscription of soldiers, the first black U.S. Army officer - the list goes on and on.

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