That awful day ended with General Robert E. Lee withdrawing his troops and a decisive turn took place in the Civil War. It was after Antietam that President Lincoln issued the Emancipation Proclamation.
|as with most battlefields now, just a few cannon keep watch over peaceful countryside|
|view of Bloody Lane from an observation tower|
|the marker of an Irish brigade|
|4 types of cannon were used during the battle|
|the scoring in this cannon barrel helps the shot fly further with better precision|
|"Union and Confederate" guides walk side by side to go gather their tour groups|
|Burnside Bridge, a strategic bridge in the battle|
|the nearby town of Sharpsburg holds the Antietam National Cemetery|
Contrary to popular belief, chloroform was in use at the time and amputations were not done without it.
Many of the drugs used at that time, however, led to deaths later as you can see by reading these descriptions: