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Prior to the battle, Confederate plans were discovered by Union troops,wrapped around 3 cigars laying in the grass. Although a copy of the plans had been received by Gen. Hill, the battle was compromised and the Union won the day - 17 Sep 1862.
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Brady Civil War Photos
›B-7198 Antietam Battlefield Burnside Bridge
Source: The National Archives
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Traditionally, the third fold in a flag-folding ceremony honors and remembers veterans for their sacrifice in defending their country and promoting peace in the world.