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."
Bloody Lane Articles From History Net Magazines
Antietam Eyewitness AccountsEyewitness accounts from soldiers who experienced the carnage of Antietam, America's bloodiest day.
War’s Lingering Devastation In the Antietam ValleyWilliam Roulette's farmstead was in the middle of mayhem at the Battle of Antietam. Determined to rebuild, Roulette painstakingly detailed the devastating losses suffered by his famiiy.
Battle of Antietam: Taking Rohrbach Bridge at Antietam CreekWhile Union commander George McClellan fumed and the Battle of Antietam hung in the balance, a handful of Rebels held off Federal troops at 'Burnside Bridge.'
The Irish Brigade Fought in America’s Civil WarTheir casualties were enormous but their courage and capacity for fun were legendary. General Lee, himself, gave highest praise to these Yankees of the Irish Brigade.