From Antietam to Chancellorsville: September 1862 to May 1863

Battle of Antietam

Did anyone manage to capture the scene at Antietam in all its awfulness?

Many people attempted to do so. The photography studio of Mathew B. Brady was on the scene, and pictures later emerged, especially marked by the dead and wounded lying in the so-called Sunken Lane. Pen-and-ink artists were there as well, but it was, truly, impossible for one camera shot or landscape painting to take it all in. One of the better attempts made by use of the written word comes from the pen of Captain George Noyes.


The Army of the Potomac charges Confederate soldiers during the Battle of Antietam in this lithograph from 1888.


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