Scenic USA - Maryland
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|Photos by Ben Prepelka
General Lee moved his army out of war-torn Virginia, northward toward Pennsylvania in September, 1862. Unforunately Lee's special order 191, laying out his plan of attack, fell into northern hands. The lost order was taken to Union General McClellan. Seeing a divided Confederate army, McClellan chose the opportunity to strike. Instead of returning to Virginia, Lee made a decision to make his stand at Sharpsburg, Maryland. Lee planted his forces west of Antietam Creek, as McClellan moved in from the east. The miscommunication of McClellan's battle plan led to uncoordinated attacks. The day long battle along Antietam Creek proved to be the bloodiest of America's Civil War.
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