September 17 – history names place

history names place
poetry of Antietam
fitting and proper

On Sept 17, 1863, the Civil War battle of Antietam Creek or just, Antietam, took place.

It is known as the bloodiest day in US History.

yearly Memorial Illumination – 23,000 candles

The term “Antietam” is thought to derive from an Algonquian phrase meaning “swift-flowing stream” according to Wikipedia.

Sometimes the word, the name and the place all come together.

Antietam works.

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