- a creek flowing from S Pennsylvania through NW Maryland into the Potomac: Civil War battle fought near here at Sharpsburg, Maryland, in 1862.
Examples from the Web for antietam
In 2011, four years after my tour in Iraq, I walked the Antietam battlefield to remember.
A trip to the Antietam battlefield reminds an Iraq veteran of the friends he lost overseas.
Landscape Turned Red By Stephen Sears As a battle, Antietam might be called a draw.The Best Civil War Books
April 15, 2011
He learned about Gettysburg and Vicksburg, Manassas, and Antietam.Selling the Civil War to African Americans
David A. Graham
April 12, 2011
If 2004 was Antietam, 2008—for liberals, at least—was Juneteenth.Why Obama's Campaign Bores Me
April 5, 2011
And so matters passed rapidly on until the morning of Antietam.Shoulder-Straps
Her letter—the first received since Antietam—he has read over time and again.A War-Time Wooing
The other lifted the field-glass and with it swept the Antietam, and the fields and ridges beyond it.
Grey and blue, the living armies gazed at each other across the Antietam.
From all the ridges of the Antietam the blue cannon thundered, thundered.
- 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
Word Origin and History for 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.