Burnside's Bridge4 LIC

This narrow bridge was the scene of some of the bloodiest fighting of the Battle of Antietam. Union infantry regiments under command of General Ambrose Burnside were tasked with crossing Antietam Creek at this point, in an effort to turn the right flank of General Robert E. Lee's Confederate Army of Northern Virginia. Burnside's men charged across this bridge, under constant fire from hudreds of Georgians, who were posted all along the ridgeline in the background.