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The Truth About The Deadliest Day Of The Civil War

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The Civil War was a conflict filled with bloody battles, but one clash in particular echoed through time and is now remembered as the deadliest day in the Civil War: the Battle of Antietam. While the Union declared the battle a victory for their side, it was certainly a hollow one, with staggering casualties on both sides -- and a missed opportunity to end the war once and for all.

The date was September 17, 1862, and the Civil War had already been tearing the country apart for more than a year. As the tide of bloodshed approached Sharpsburg, Maryland, morale in both armies was at an abysmal low. Someone needed a decisive victory. What both sides got was anything but. Here's the untold truth of the Battle of Antietam.

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A high casualty count | 0:00
An unimportant battle | 1:22
Close-range combat | 2:28
A hailstorm of bullets | 3:02
The scene at the hospitals | 3:57
Soldiers with families | 4:53
An unnecessary battle | 5:47
Photos of the battle | 6:54
Changing the tide of the war | 7:30
It drove Europe out of the war | 8:35

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