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September 17, 1856 Whig Convention, meeting in Baltimore, selects the same candidate for President as the American Party, Millard Fillmore
  Millard Fillmore
September 17, 1862 Battle of Sharpsburg (Confederate)
Battle of Antietam (Union)
Army of the Potomac under McClellan [US] defeats the Army of Northern Virginia under Lee [CS], resulting in the bloodiest day in American history.

Union losses:12,401 men
2,108 dead
9,540 wounded
753 missing
Confederate losses:10, 406
1,546 dead
7,752 wounded
1,108 missing
Maryland
  Bloodiest Civil War battles
  Robert E. Lee
  George McClellan
  Stonewall Jackson
  Army of Northern Virginia
  Army of the Potomac
  George Meade
  Lafayette McLaws
  Antietam
  Edwin Vose Sumner
September 17, 1863 Forward echelons of Longstreet's Corps begins arriving in Northwest Georgia. Georgia
  Battle of Chickamauga
  James Longstreet
September 17, 1864 John C. Fremont withdraws from the race for President
  John C. Fremont
September 17, 2003 Ohio votes to ratify the 14th Amendment Ohio
  14th Amendment

Ongoing on this day:
June 15, 1864
April 2, 1865
Siege of Petersburg Virginia
  Robert E. Lee
  P. G. T. Beauregard
  Army of Northern Virginia
  Ulysses S. Grant
  Siege of Petersburg
April 12, 1861
May 10, 1865
The American Civil War
  The Civil War
September 14, 1862
September 17, 1862
Battle of Munfordville

After being initially repulsed by a federal garrison of 4,000, Braxton Bragg [CS] laid a brief seige. Federals surrendered on the 17th.
Kentucky
  Braxton Bragg
  Confederate Invasion of Kentucky
  Simon Bolivar Buckner
  Battle of Munfordville
September 12, 1861
September 20, 1861
Battle of Lexington

Sterling Price, with 18,000 men, lays siege to Lexington, Missouri, with a federal force of 3.600 under Colonel James Mulligan. After fighting intensified on September 19, Mulligan surrendered on the 20th.
Missouri
  Sterling Price
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