The Battle of Antietam

 

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Civil War Harper's Weekly, October 4, 1862

This site features all the original Harper's Weekly newspapers published during the Civil War. These newspapers are full of incredible illustrations and first hand stories of the War. Harper's Weekly was the most popular illustrated newspaper of the day.

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The Battle of Antietam

You are viewing a stunning illustration of the Battle of Antietam, sketched by an eye-witness to this historic moment.  The illustration is from an original Civil War Harper's Weekly newspaper.  The illustration is captioned, "The Battle of Antietam, Fought September 17, 1862. - Burnside Holding the Hill.  - [See page 634]" The illustration shows a number of incredible scenes, including the Corn Field, the Woods, and Burnside fighting for the Hill.


 

 

  

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