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    to the Wounded at South Mountain Date s September 14 1862 Location FREDERICK Maryland Tag s Surgeons Order 191 Battle of South Mountain Civil War Dr Theodore S Christ completed his medical training in 1860 and he joined the Union army the following as a surgeon In September of 1862 he served as the surgeon for the 45th Pennsylvania Infantry in the Ninth Corps of the Army of the Potomac

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    s army returned to Virginia signifying a Union win The battle greatly lowered the Confederates hopes of progressing further north as the Union had stopped the Confederates first major invasion The Confederates lost twelve thousand men and the Union eleven thousand The twenty three thousand made it the most deaths to ever occur in a single day of the Civil War It was four times as many of the Americans

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    ALLEGANY Maryland Battle of Antietam Date s September 17 1862 Location Tag s War Union General McCellan responded to Confederate General Robert Lee s plans of heading north by gathering his Army of the Potomac to counter them Lee hoped to get to Pennsylvania to regroup but instead confronted the Union army at Antietam Creek Despite General McCellan s advantage in men Lee s troops were able to hold their

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    they held the position exposed and without any supporting regiments Lytle wrote that the enemy came at them with fearful odds and advanced in solid columns pouring their balls among us The Pennsylvania volunteers repelled four attacks before they were forced to retreat They then charged into the West Wood and battled enemy troops from Georgia and South Carolina before retreating again At about nine o clock in the morning the 125 th Regiment took up position to protect an artillery battery and remained there for the rest of the battle Over the course of the fighting the 125 th Pennsylvania Regiment lost thirty three percent of the troops it fielded that day Such heavy casualty rates were common at the Battle of Antietam Up to that point the Battle of Antietam was the bloodiest day of the war and had the most casualties of any single day Over 20 000 Confederate and Union soldiers lay dead following the engagement According to historian James McPherson twice as many soldiers died on September 17 1862 than in the War of 1812 the Mexican War and the Spanish American War combined The troops fell hard and quick throughout the day due to artillery support and powerful rifle volleys Private Lytle reported that he saw one Confederate soldier who had died in the act of reloading and still held the cartridge to his mouth He wrote in his diary that it was common to see corpses frozen mid action General Robert E Lee was attempting to drive his Army of Northern Virginia into Union territory to dispirit its citizens According to Lytle the Maryland Campaign succeeded in that respect when it caused great alarm in Pennsylvania and a Union general to call for reinforcements However General Lee surprised everyone the next day by

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    to Pennsylvania to regroup but instead confronted the Union army at Antietam Creek Despite General McCellan s advantage in men Lee s troops were able to hold their ground In the end Lee s army returned to Virginia A Pennsylvania Private Defends the West Wood at Antietam Date s September 17 1862 to September 18 1862 Location WASHINGTON Maryland Tag s Civil War Battle of Antietam Maryland Campaign Private Milton

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    black population and enslaved black people Together they created networks and relationships that became the framework for a new free community afer the end of the Civil War Maryland freed all the enslaved people in the state in 1864 But the state provided little else to aid black people in defending themselves Armory Square was a military hospital that sprang up in Washington D C during the Civil War from 1862 1865 which recorded unprecedented numbers of soldier casualties and deaths Date s August 1862 to January 1865 Location Tag s Military Hospitals Wounded Soldiers Civil War While not the first military hospital to open in Washington D C during the Civil War Armory Square Hospital is known for receiving some of the worst soldier casualties from Virginia s battlefields Situated nearest the steamboat landing at the foot of Seventh Street S W and the lines of Washington and Alexandria railroad Armory Square Hospital was the first and only stop for many Union soldiers A Pennsylvania Private Defends the West Wood at Antietam Date s September 17 1862 to September 18 1862 Location Tag s Civil War Battle of Antietam Maryland Campaign Private Milton S Lytle of Huntingdon Pennsylvania joined

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    conducts of repression toward their freedom would be tolerated The Proclamation further cited that all slaves who escaped and took refuge within the military lines would be considered captives of war and forever free Lincoln also revealed his intent of providing compensation for the slaves Lincoln s Proclamation stressed that the South must rejoin the Union or that they would face the loss of all their slaves Knowing that the

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    Declare Loyalty to Lincoln Date s September 24 1862 to September 25 1862 Location BLAIR Pennsylvania Tag s Emancipation Proclamation Governor Curtin General George McClellan s inability to secure victory on the battlefield in the summer of 1862 added turmoil to an already fragile situation Many northern politicians were frustrated with the general s performance not to mention their anguish over a costly war that was once expected to be a quick victory Dick Yates Governor of Illinois emphasized through speeches and private Battle of Antietam Date s September 17 1862 Location ALLEGANY Maryland Tag s War Union General McCellan responded to Confederate General Robert Lee s plans of heading north by gathering his Army of the Potomac to counter them Lee hoped to get to Pennsylvania to regroup but instead confronted the Union army at Antietam Creek Despite General McCellan s advantage in men Lee s troops were able to hold their ground In the end Lee s army returned to Virginia Pennsylvania Surgeon Tends to the Wounded at South Mountain Date s September 14 1862 Location FREDERICK Maryland Tag s Surgeons Order 191 Battle of South Mountain Civil War Dr Theodore S Christ completed his medical training in 1860 and he joined the Union army the following as a surgeon In September of 1862 he served as the surgeon for the 45 th Pennsylvania Infantry in the Ninth Corps of the Army of the Potomac On the fourteenth of that month General McClellan tasked Christ s regiment with taking Turner s Gap during the Battle of South Mountain King Alcohol is More Formidable than Tyrant Lincoln Date s October 1 1862 Location RICHLAND South Carolina Tag s Temperance Religion Civil War In 1862 throughout the war ravaged Confederacy the thoughts of all were turned to the War that

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