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Battle of Antietam

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  • Michael G. Rinn

    Michael G. Rinn
    Michael G. Rinn, a Cockeysville bankruptcy attorney and longtime Civil War enthusiast who played a pivotal role in the preservation of a historic Western Maryland battlefield, died Saturday of lung cancer at Gilchrist Hospice Care in Towson. The Hunt...
  • The Emancipation Proclamation: Lincoln's bold stroke

    The Emancipation Proclamation: Lincoln's bold stroke
    In the wake of the bloodiest day of the Civil War or any American war, President Abraham Lincoln issued on Sept. 22, 1862, a preliminary proclamation freeing all slaves in the Confederate states. In the wake of the Battle of Antietam, the bloodiest day...
  • 150 years later, preservationists see victory at Antietam

    150 years later, preservationists see victory at Antietam
    — The fighting that killed or wounded 21,000 Americans in the rolling hills of Western Maryland was over in about 12 grisly hours. But a century and a half after the bloodiest day in American military history, the struggle to preserve the ground...
  • Did McClellan get a bad rap? Debate goes on

    The argument over the performance of the Union commander on the nation's bloodiest day is far from settled. Major Gen. George B. McClellan was sacked by President Abraham Lincoln less than two months after the Battle of Antietam. For more than a...
  • Good morning, Baltimore: Need to know for Friday

    Good morning, Baltimore: Need to know for Friday
    WEATHER The National Weather Service is calling for Friday to be mostly sunny, with a high near 86 and south winds from 5 to 8 miles per hour. Friday night is expected to be mostly cloud, with a low around 64. Saturday and Sunday are both expected to be...
  • The bloodiest day: The legacy of Antietam

    The bloodiest day: The legacy of Antietam
    One hundred fifty years ago today, two great armies clashed in a titanic struggle that would decide the fate of a nation. "Around a cornfield and a little white Dunker church, around a stone bridge and in a pasture lane worn by cow paths, surged a human...
  • The butcher's bill at Antietam

    On Twitter the Library of Congress has retweeted this morsel from the WorldDigitalLibrary: "Battle of #Antietam was #OnThisDay in 1862. 23,000 killed. ..." The Libraryof Congress should know better. The butcher's bill* for Antietam, the 23,000, is the...
  • 10 Mid-Atlantic fall hikes offer peak autumn experiences

    The simple act of going for a walk becomes an adventure when the weather turns crisp and Mid-Atlantic trees change color. Check out these area hiking trails to get a breath of fresh air, to commune with nature and to get a glimpse of our region's rich...