Today is the 151st anniversary of the Battle of Antietam.
We may have to have a civil war in the Church, but may God preserve our nation from another bloody civil war, for any reason, internal or sparked by external enemies or natural disasters.
By the time the sun went down, both armies still held their ground, despite staggering combined casualties–nearly 23,000 of the 100,000 soldiers engaged, including almost 4,000 dead. McClellan’s center never moved forward, leaving a large number of Union troops that did not participate in the battle. On the morning of September 18, both sides gathered their wounded and buried their dead. That night, Lee turned his forces back to Virginia. His retreat gave President Lincoln the moment he had been waiting for to issue the Emancipation Proclamation, a historic document that turned the Union effort in the Civil War into a fight for the abolition of slavery.
Last year was the 150th anniversary. HERE