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  • Antietam — also the Battle of Antietam a battle in the American Civil War, in which General Robert E. ↑Lee s army tried to reach Washington but was defeated by Union soldiers …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • Antietam — Antietam, linker Nebenfluß des Potomac in Nordamerika, entspringt in Pennsylvanien am Alleghanygebirge u. mündet nach einem Laufe von etwa 10 geogr. Meilen bei Sharpsburg in Maryland. An ihm zwischen Sharpsburg u. Middleton 16. u. 17. Sept. 1862… …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • Antietam — Antietam, 75 km langer linksseitiger Nebenfluß des Potomac, von der Ostkette der Appalachen, im nordamerikan. Staat Maryland, oberhalb Harper s Ferry mündend. – An seinen Ufern unweit Sharpsburg wurde 16. und 17. Sept. 1862 eine blutige Schlacht… …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • Antietam — place name, eastern U.S., from an Algonquian word perhaps meaning swift water; the name occurrs in Pennsylvania and Ohio, but the best known is a creek near Sharpsburg in Washington County, Maryland, site of a bloody Civil War battle Sept. 17,… …   Etymology dictionary

  • Antietam — [an tēt′əm] [AmInd < ?] creek in W Md.: its juncture with the Potomac is the site of a bloody, but indecisive, Civil War battle (1862) …   English World dictionary

  • Antietam — /an tee teuhm/, n. a creek flowing from S Pennsylvania through NW Maryland into the Potomac: Civil War battle fought near here at Sharpsburg, Maryland, in 1862. * * * …   Universalium

  • Antietam — An•tie•tam [[t]ænˈti təm[/t]] n. geg a creek flowing from S Pennsylvania through NW Maryland into the Potomac: Civil War battle fought near here at Sharpsburg, Maryland, in 1862 …   From formal English to slang

  • Antietam — /ænˈtitəm/ (say an teetuhm) noun a small river in the US, flowing from southern Pennsylvania through north western Maryland into the Potomac; American Civil War battle 1862 …   Australian English dictionary

  • Antietam — /an tee teuhm/, n. a creek flowing from S Pennsylvania through NW Maryland into the Potomac: Civil War battle fought near here at Sharpsburg, Maryland, in 1862 …   Useful english dictionary

  • Antietam (disambiguation) — Antietam may refer to:*Battle of Antietam, a major American Civil War battle *Antietam National Battlefield, an American national park *Antietam Union order of battle, Union military units and commanders who fought at the Battle of Antietam… …   Wikipedia

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