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On the Antietam (21)
Harper's Weekly, January 3, 1863
 
Synopsis of "On the Antietam"
One boy gets the better of another in a street fight, and the loser runs off shouting threats. Years later, the winner and his friends, now young men, are all in the same regiment fighting in the Battle of Antietam. Some of the young men fall as the regiment charges, but one, the winner of the fight, seems to have a charmed life in the battle. He is separated from his regiment while fighting a rebel soldier he eventually kills. As he rests, he sees a gun pointed at him, and behind it is the young man he had beaten in the fight. Just as the young man is about to fire, a stray bullet kills him. Later, as the story is related to a friend, the surviving young man says he would not want to be in that situation again.
 
"On the Antietam" Story from Harper's Weekly
On the Antietam
Harper's Weekly, January 3, 1863, page 11 (2-4)
 
Additional Material Relevant to "On the Antietam"
 
Historical Background
The Battle of Antietam
Harper's Weekly, October 4, 1862, page 634 (1-3)
 
Military Background
The Battle of Antietam
Harper's Weekly, October 18, 1862, page 663 (4)
 
Commentary
After the Battle of Antietam
Harper's Weekly, July 4, 1863
 
Illustrations
 


The Battle of Antietam - Fought
September 17, 1862 - Burnside Holding the Hill

Harper's Weekly, October 4, 1862, pages 632-633

 


The Battle of Antietam - Fought September 17, 1862 -
General Manfild's Corps in Position in the Centre
Harper's Weekly, October 11, 1862, pages 648 (1) – 649 (4)

 


Scenes of the Battlefield of Antietam
Harper's Weekly, October 18, 1862, pages 664 (1) – 665 (4)

 

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