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Recalling the bloody battle

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A writer once penned: “If we cannot learn from history, from what or whom can we learn?”
As I wrote this past weekend, having more than just a slight interest in the Civil War, knowing that we are remembering the 150-year mark of the conflict that ripped our nation apart, I recalled the bloodiest single-day battle in the history of the nation. It was fought on Sept. 17, 1862 — the Battle of Antietam. (The battle was known as Sharpsburg in the South. In the South the name of the nearest town was that ascribed to the battle. For example, the battle of Bull Run as it is generally known was known in the South as the Battle of Manassas.)

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