Battle of Antietam 150th anniversary

Yesterday, September 17, was the 150th anniversary of the Battle of Antietam (Sharpsburg, MD), a 12-hour siege known as the bloodiest day in American history. One of the manuscripts in the Daughters of Charity archives, Notes of the Sisters’ Services in Military Hospitals, 1861-1865, contains an account of the visits of several of the Sisters and the pastor of Emmitsburg’s Catholic Church to the battlefield, some 40 miles southwest of St. Joseph’s Valley.
See our Facebook page for an excerpt from the account and a photo of the battle from the collections of the Library of Congress.

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