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Federal artillery pounded Jackson's men.
They were just boys, but they too were part of America's deadliest day - 17 Sept 1862.
One Confederate described the cannons at Sharpsburg as "artillery hell."
Round after round is poured into the Federal lines.
The roll of thunder breaks the pre-dawn silence.
The artillery fire lit up the cornfield.
5:30am - 17 Sept 1862 - Sharpesburg, Maryland - the Federal advance is met by Stonewall Jackson's Confederate artillary.
Get the fires going; boil that coffee
Halt! Load!

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