Antietam



a creek flowing from S Pennsylvania through NW Maryland into the Potomac: Civil War battle fought near here at Sharpsburg, Maryland, in 1862.
Contemporary Examples

He learned about Gettysburg and Vicksburg, Manassas, and Antietam.
Selling the Civil War to African Americans David A. Graham April 11, 2011

Landscape Turned Red By Stephen Sears As a battle, Antietam might be called a draw.
The Best Civil War Books Malcolm Jones April 14, 2011

In 2011, four years after my tour in Iraq, I walked the Antietam battlefield to remember.
Memorial Days After Mourning Has Passed Alex Horton May 24, 2014

A trip to the Antietam battlefield reminds an Iraq veteran of the friends he lost overseas.
Memorial Days After Mourning Has Passed Alex Horton May 24, 2014

If 2004 was Antietam, 2008—for liberals, at least—was Juneteenth.
Why Obama’s Campaign Bores Me Peter Beinart April 4, 2011

Historical Examples

At the battle of Antietam he was placed in command of the first division of the II.
Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 12, Slice 8 Various

And so matters passed rapidly on until the morning of Antietam.
Shoulder-Straps Henry Morford

Mansfield had been killed and Crawford wounded, on the 17th, at Antietam.
John Brown, Soldier of Fortune Hill Peebles Wilson

Her letter—the first received since Antietam—he has read over time and again.
A War-Time Wooing Charles King

At the battle of Antietam, he commanded the regiment, and during the latter part of the engagement, a brigade.
Cleveland Past and Present Maurice Joblin

noun
a creek in NW Maryland, flowing into the Potomac: scene of a Civil War battle (1862), in which the Confederate forces of General Robert E. Lee were defeated

place name, eastern U.S., from an Algonquian word perhaps meaning “swift water;” the name occurrs in Pennsylvania and Ohio, but the best-known is a creek near Sharpsburg in Washington County, Maryland, site of a bloody Civil War battle Sept. 17, 1862.

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