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Antietam on the Web


Your reference to the 1862 battle at Sharpsburg, Maryland, a tipping point in the American Civil War

The focus of this website is on the people who participated in the battle of Antietam (or Sharpsburg). We've collected information about thousands of them over the years, and it's their stories that we most want to tell.

In addition to individual soldier profiles, there are a variety of ways here to look at the battle and the campaign of September 1862. These include interactive maps, narratives from the official to the personal, and some special projects highlighting aspects of the history.

Welcome, and thank you for visiting!

People

Find people who were there, along with their regiments and batteries at Sharpsburg and nearby

Places

Explore the locations and actions of the battle of Antietam and the Maryland Campaign with maps

Events

Understand more about what happened that September in Western Maryland, from the people who survived it

Features

See some special projects we're working on here at AotW and more about the website itself

Blog

behindAotW is a place for conversations about the battle, the web, and digital history