Facts about Bloody Lane during the Battle Of Antietam of the American Civil War
Location: Antietam Creek near Sharpsburg, Maryland
Dates: September 17, 1862
Generals: Union: Major General William French | Confederate: Major General D.H. Hill
Soldiers Engaged: Union: 5,000 | Confedereate: 2,600
Casualties: Approximately 5,000
Bloody Lane Summary: The sunken road that was later to be named "Bloody Lane" was site to some of the fiercest fighting in the Battle of Antietam. For nearly 4 hours, Union and Confederate forces fought in this sunken clay road. At the end, it was said that blood flowed like a river inside it, giving it the name "Bloody Lane."