Talk:Battle of Antietam

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July 13, 2007Good article nomineeListed
November 14, 2007Good article reassessmentKept
Current status: Good article


Casualties[edit]

I have been watching an episode from Battlefield Detectives recently and it suggests that, with some wounded soldiers dying of their wounds after Antietam, the number of killed was nearly 8,000. 70.184.15.90 (talk) 17:18, 14 November 2015 (UTC)


Cluttered article[edit]

The article is rather cluttered and difficult to navigate. I've looked back at the version which was reviewed for GA, and it was much clearer. It appears that over the years people have bloated the article by adding unnecessary photos and maps, see also links, further reading, and other titbits. Any help in reducing clutter, and making the article clearer would be much appreciated. SilkTork ✔Tea time 09:36, 4 September 2016 (UTC)

NOT "first major battle ... on Union soil"[edit]

Opening paragraph claims, "It was the first major battle in the American Civil War to take place on Union soil." (Arguably, the Battle of Fort Sumter was.) However, even if you separate the CSA from the USA, the statement is still untrue, as unarguably the battles in Kentucky (Battle of Mill Springs, Battle of Camp Wildcat, etc. - see List of battles fought in Kentucky) and Missouri (Battle of Carthage , Battle of Wilson's Creek, Battle of Island Number 10, etc. - see List of battles fought in Missouri) predated this one by 9-14 months. Also the Corps-level battles for the passes around the Battle of South Mountain would be first on Union soil in the Eastern Theater, so scope at a Field army-level is needed to claim a first. Seems that the statement needs to be fixed by

  • removing it,
  • qualify statement as Union soil "in the Eastern Theater,"
  • replace "major" with a less ambiguous and more concrete statement of engagement scope, Field army-level
  • restate as a direct quote by an authoritative source, or
  • at the very least be footnoted with an authorative source.

SomeGuyInOR (talk) 08:34, 10 October 2016 (UTC)

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Colorized photo of Lincoln[edit]

SbmeirowTalk • 09:41, 13 February 2017 (UTC)

Semi-protected edit request on 17 February 2017[edit]

Please wilink the first occurrence of interior lines. That is, change

Despite having superiority of numbers, McClellan's attacks failed to achieve force concentration, which allowed Lee to counter by shifting forces and moving interior lines to meet each challenge.

to

Despite having superiority of numbers, McClellan's attacks failed to achieve force concentration, which allowed Lee to counter by shifting forces and moving interior lines to meet each challenge.

It's an important military concept which there's an article about, so it deserves a link. 71.41.210.146 (talk) 06:30, 17 February 2017 (UTC)

Done Gulumeemee (talk) 06:54, 17 February 2017 (UTC)

Semi-protected edit request on 25 May 2017[edit]

switch upper edge to upper hand Dank memed (talk) 05:50, 25 May 2017 (UTC)

Done Cannolis (talk) 13:22, 25 May 2017 (UTC)

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American Civil War in lead[edit]

I propose beginning the article "A military engagement of the American Civil War, the Battle of Antietam ..." or some such.

Then readers who want the larger context don't need to vector through Eastern Theater of. — MaxEnt 19:36, 16 April 2018 (UTC)

Opposing forces[edit]

McClellan was not an opposing general he was the commander of the Union forces here.

 Not done: You are wrong. McClellan was both commander of the union forces and opposing the confederate forces. L293D ( • ) 13:11, 2 July 2018 (UTC)


Then why have all the union corp commanders and not include the confederate commanders? The lay out is very misleading. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Rubabgeman (talkcontribs) 14:05, 2 July 2018 (UTC)


It just seems the layout of the page that is misleading. Anyway to get the commanding generals on top? — Preceding unsigned comment added by Rubabgeman (talkcontribs) 14:07, 2 July 2018 (UTC)

If you are talking about the infobox of this article, I see nothing confusing. The infobox is split in two parts: the left side is about the union, and the right side is about the confederates. Both have the commanding generals on top, on either side. L293D ( • ) 14:20, 2 July 2018 (UTC)

Semi-protected edit request on 22 December 2018[edit]

Gentlemen, I propose that in the Confederacy order of battle section that under Lee's right wing of the Army of Northern Virginia- General Longstreet's Corps, I noticed that there was no mention of the artillery reserve under Colonel James B. Walton with companies 1-4 present. This should include the following company commanders to properly be mentioned as well: 1st Company: Cpt Charles W. Squires, 2nd Company: Cpt John B. Richardson, 3rd Company: Cpt Merritt B. Miller, and 4th Company: Cpt Benjamin F. Eshleman. Colew96 (talk) 20:39, 22 December 2018 (UTC)Colew96

 Not done: please provide reliable sources that support the change you want to be made. DannyS712 (talk) 20:49, 22 December 2018 (UTC)