Sharpsburg meaning

shärps'bûrg'
A town of northern Maryland west of Baltimore. It is the site of the Civil War Battle of Antietam (September 16–17, 1862), in which Union forces repulsed Gen. Robert E. Lee's troops. The engagement, also known as the Battle of Sharpsburg, was one of the bloodiest of the war, with heavy losses on both sides.
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