September 17, 1862 in History

Day of the Week: Wednesday

Events in History

  • American Civil War: The Allegheny Arsenal explosion results in the single largest civilian disaster during the war; 78 workers killed.
  • Battle of Antietam [Battle of Sharpsburg], bloodiest day in the American Civil War 23,110 die in first battle on Union soil
  • Battle of Cumberland Gap, TN-evacuted by Federals
  • Battle of Mumfordville, Kentucky, US Col J Wilder surrenders city

Deaths in History

  • Lawrence O'Bryan Branch, (Rep-D)/Confederate brigadier general, dies at 41
  • William Edwin Starke, Confederate brigadier general, dies in battle at about 48