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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 many of them over the years.

In addition to thousands of 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 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 what happened that terrible September in Western Maryland, from people who survived


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

The blog

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