May 1, 2007

Abraham Lincoln - October 1862 - Antietam

62. The first in a series of six photographs (see #63-67) taken by Alexander Gardner in Antietam, MD on October 3, 1862. The Battle of Antietam, fought on September 17, 1862, was an inconclusive Northern victory, and Lincoln came to the battle front to urge General George McClelland to pursue General Lee’s retreating Confederate forces. McClelland is the sixth figure from the left, facing Lincoln.

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