meaning of Antietam

Antietam meaning in Etymology Dictionary

place name, east U.S., from an Algonquian term maybe meaning "quick liquid;" the name occurrs in Pennsylvania and Ohio, but the best-known is a creek near Sharpsburg in Washington County, Maryland, web site of a bloody Civil War fight Sept. 17, 1862.

Sentence Examples with the word Antietam

At last Burnside moved forward, and, after a brilliant defence by the handful of men left to oppose him, forced the Antietam and began to roll up Lee's right, only to be attacked in rear himself by A.

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