The "Bloody Lane" - Battle of Sharpsburg/Antietam Battlefield, Sharpsburg, Maryland. When dawn broke along Antietam Creek on Sept. cannon volleys launched a Civil War battle that would leave casualties on the single bloodiest day in U.
THE TYPICAL HEAD-LOG WITH SKIDS—SHERMAN'S DEFENSE BEFORE ATLANTA If a shell drove back one of the head-logs in this photograph, it might crush and maim the soldiers in the trenches but for the skids across the trenches. The head-log was placed on top of the earth parapet, with a space left under the log to permit the men to fire.
On the morning of September about a., began the battle of Antietam; in the South, also known as the battle of Sharpsburg. By day’s end, the fighting would result in the bloodiest single-day battle in American History.