Combining brilliant military analysis with rich narrative history, Landscape Turned Red is the definitive work on the Battle of Antietam
. The Civil War battle waged on September 17, 1862, at Antietam Creek, Maryland
, was one of the bloodiest in the nation's history: on this single day, the war claimed nearly 23,000 casualties. Here renowned historian Stephen Sears draws on a remarkable cache of diaries, dispatches, and letters to recreate the vivid drama of Antietam as experienced not only by its leaders but also by its soldiers, both Union and Confederate.
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The Battle of Antietam was fought near Sharpsburg MD in 1862 and represented the bloodiest single day in American military history. Maryland was founded as a colony based on religious tolerance, with particular focus on Catholics.