Confederate Right Flank at Antietam / Sharpsburg looking down over the
grounds of the Otto Farm. Major General Ambrose E. Burnside's 9th Corps
this point in the afternoon of the battle. His lines extended from past
the point where the road reaches the top of the hill on your left and past
the tree line
on your right. As Union victory seemed certain,
CSA Major General Ambrose Powell Hill, whose men had marched 17 miles from
slammed into Burnside's exposed left flank. Green inexperienced Union
troops gave way and Burnsides' line collapsed.
September 17, 1862.
Antietam National Battlefield, Maryland