The Sunken Road (a.k.a ‘Bloody Lane’)
Antietam Battlefield, Sharpsburg, Maryland
April 10th, 2016
The Sunken Road was a dirt farm lane which was used primarily by farmers to bypass Sharpsburg. On September 17, 1862, from 9:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. the site witnessed the deaths of 5,600 soldiers (Union 3,000, Confederate 2,600) along the 800-yard road. It is the bloodiest single-day battle in American history, with a combined tally of 22,717 dead, wounded, or missing.