Battle of Antietam

President William McKinley’s Statute In The Antietam Battlefield

During the Battle of Antietam former President William McKinley served as a sergant for Company E of Ohio’s 23rd Infantry. Sergant William McKinley worked for the U.S. Army’s commissary and served coffee and food to the soldiers in his company, while under fire from Confederate forces.

McKinley’s work on the battlefield earned him the nickname, “Coffee Bill”.

Decades after the war monument was dedicated to William McKinley, who was the last United States President to be a veteran of the U.S. Civil War. William Mickinley was also the only enlisted U.S. Civil War soldier to serve as a U.S. President

Battle of Antietam, Battle of Sharpsburg, Sharpsburg, Maryland

The Battle Of Antietam

The Battle of Antietam, also known as the Battle of Sharpsburg, is known as the battle with the highest casualty number out of any other battle, regarding to any other war, in American history. A total of 22,717 soldiers were either killed, wounded or missing in action during the Battle of Antietam. This was the first field-army level endgame to, on Union soil, during the U.S. Civil War.

Battle of Antietam, Battle of Sharpsburg, Leesburg, Virginia, The Loudoun Musuem

The Loudoun Musuem

The Loudoun Musuem of Leesburg, Virginia host Peramente exhibits with the history of Loudoun County.

A historical barn is on the property outside of the musuem.

In addition, two historical markers regarding the General Robert Edward Lee’s Army’s move to recapture Leesburg and to invade the state of Maryland during the Battle of Antietam, also known as the Battle of Sharpsburg, are by the musuem.