I do believe it was Antietam. However Gettysburg does stick out in my mind.
The Battle of Antietam. It was the bloodiest day in American History with over 23,000 casualties.
Yes, jt and Mue are correct; Chickamauga, Franklin, Wilderness, Shiloh and Spotsylvania are all close contenders.
Antietam....Shiloh and Gettysburg were probably the deadliest of the war.
Antietam was the bloodiest day of the war. However, there were more casualties at Gettysburg. The casualties were spread over three days, so the per day rate was lower. Grant got a reputation as a butcher in the move toward Richmond in 1864. The Civil War had more casualties than all other US wars combined.
by MinnesotaNorseman 8 years ago
What civil war related historical site that you've visited is your favorite and why ???
by Nick Burchett 7 years ago
What do you think is the most significant American Civil War battle and why?I suspect that most will say Gettysburg, but if you have solid understanding of the Civil War tell my why you would choose Gettysburg over Antietam? Shiloh? Vicksburg?
by pgrundy 8 years ago
We watched Ken Burn's series on The Civil War this past weekend (all umpteen episodes---my partner is sick and it is winter in Michigan, so you know, we had time), and I was struck by the similarities between Lincoln's era and our era, and the similarities between Lincoln and Obama.Not all the...
by GH Price 5 years ago
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by Wayne Brown 7 years ago
What aspect of the Civil War in the USA intrigues you as a reader?
by Mindy 7 years ago
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