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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

Welcome! 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 here over the years.

In addition to individual soldier profiles, we have several ways to look at the battle and the campaign of September 1862: with interactive maps, narratives from the official to the personal, and some special projects highlighting aspects of the history.


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


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


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


Look at some special projects I'm working on here at AotW and something about the website itself


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