Dead Rebel Gunners At Dunker Church After Battle Of Antietam

Early in the Battle of Antietam on September 17, 1862, General George B. McClellan concentrated his forces on this church in an attempt to prevent General Robert E. Lee's Confederates from advancing further into northern territory.

Description (physical):

H: 8 1/16", W: 9 15/16"

Location:
Gaithersburg, Maryland
Identifier:
2010.0002.0019
Institution:
American Heritage Archives

Guerre d'Amérique

Unknown source. A French caption reads, "Les confédérés, après l’invasion du Maryland, se retirent en emportant le butin pris à l’ennemi." ("The Confederates, after the invasion of Maryland, withdrew, carrying loot taken from the enemy.")

Description (physical):

H: 8 1/8", W: 10"

Location:
Gaithersburg, Maryland
Identifier:
2010.0002.0021
Institution:
American Heritage Archives

Charge of Hooker's Corps near the Dunker Church

Creator:
Edwin Forbes (1839-1895)

Brigadier General Joseph Hooker's troops rush toward unseen Confederate forces in this reproduction of a piece by American artist Edwin Forbes.

Description (physical):

H: 8", W: 10"

Location:
Gaithersburg, Maryland
Identifier:
2010.0002.0022
Institution:
American Heritage Archives

The 17th Regiment Penna Volunteers - Col. Patterson - Crossing The Monocassie River

Creator:
A. Lawrie

A reproduction of a painting in which troops under Colonel Francis E. Patterson, Robert O. Tyler, and William A. Leech cross the Monocacy River on the way to the Battle of Antietam (September 17, 1862).

Description (physical):

H: 6 3/4", W: 9 5/8"

Location:
Gaithersburg, Maryland
Identifier:
2010.0002.0024
Institution:
American Heritage Archives

Spot On Maryland Heights Where The Union Troops Surrendered

Creator:
Alfred R. Waud (1828-1891)

Reproduction of sketch. On September 12-15, 1862, Union and Confederate forces confronted one another at Harpers Ferry, West Virginia. On the final day of battle, the Union Col. Dixon S. Miles began to doubt that reinforcements from Gen. George B. McClellan would arrive in time and surrendered. After deciding to surrender, he was mortally wounded by an artillery shell.

Description (physical):

H: 8", W: 10". Original: Pencil on buff paper touched with whit. H: 5 3/8", W: 10 3/8"

Location:
Gaithersburg, Maryland
Identifier:
2010.0002.0025
Institution:
American Heritage Archives

Dunker Church Dead

Creator:
Walton Taber

Reproduction of a sketch of a photograph of Confederate dead near Dunker Church after the Battle of Antietam. Early in the battle on September 17, 1862, General George B. McClellan concentrated his forces on this church in an attempt to prevent General Robert E. Lee's Confederates from advancing further into northern territory.

Description (physical):

H: 8", W: 10"

Location:
Gaithersburg, Maryland
Identifier:
2010.0002.0027
Institution:
American Heritage Archives

Bloody Lane

Date:
September 1862
Creator:
Alexander Gardner

Casualties from the Battle of Antietam. The battle, which left 23,000 men dead or wounded, is known as the single bloodiest day in American history.

Description (physical):

H: 8", W: 10"

Location:
Gaithersburg, Maryland
Identifier:
2010.0002.0028
Institution:
American Heritage Archives

A Lone Grave On The Battlefield Of Antietam

Date:
September 1862

Soldiers stand around a leafless tree and a small headstone after the Battle of Antietam (September 17, 1862).

Description (physical):

H: 8", W: 10"

Location:
Gaithersburg, Maryland
Identifier:
2010.0002.0029
Institution:
American Heritage Archives

Fighting Around Dunker Church At Antietam

A reproduction of a painting depicting a Union charge near Dunker Church early in the Battle of Antietam (September 17, 1862).

Description (physical):

H: 8", W: 10"

Location:
Gaithersburg, Maryland
Identifier:
2010.0002.0030
Institution:
American Heritage Archives

Burnside Bridge

Creator:
Edwin Forbes (1839-1895)

A reproduction of a painting showing Union forces under Brig. Gen. Ambrose Burnside charging a bridge at the Battle of Antietam on September 17, 1862. Fighting on the bridge was so fierce and so protracted that the site would subsequently be known as "Burnside Bridge."

Description (physical):

H: 8", W: 10". Original: H: 9 1/4", W: 12 1/2"

Location:
Gaithersburg, Maryland
Identifier:
2010.0002.0031
Institution:
American Heritage Archives