Antietam

[an-tee-tuh m]
noun
  1. a creek flowing from S Pennsylvania through NW Maryland into the Potomac: Civil War battle fought near here at Sharpsburg, Maryland, in 1862.
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  • And so matters passed rapidly on until the morning of Antietam.

    Shoulder-Straps

    Henry Morford

  • Her letter—the first received since Antietam—he has read over time and again.

    A War-Time Wooing

    Charles King

  • The other lifted the field-glass and with it swept the Antietam, and the fields and ridges beyond it.

    The Long Roll

    Mary Johnston

  • Grey and blue, the living armies gazed at each other across the Antietam.

    The Long Roll

    Mary Johnston

  • From all the ridges of the Antietam the blue cannon thundered, thundered.

    The Long Roll

    Mary Johnston


British Dictionary definitions for antietam

Antietam

noun
  1. a creek in NW Maryland, flowing into the Potomac: scene of a Civil War battle (1862), in which the Confederate forces of General Robert E. Lee were defeated
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Word Origin and History for antietam

Antietam

place name, eastern U.S., from an Algonquian word perhaps meaning "swift water;" the name occurrs in Pennsylvania and Ohio, but the best-known is a creek near Sharpsburg in Washington County, Maryland, site of a bloody Civil War battle Sept. 17, 1862.

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