Daily Archives: September 17, 2012

‘M*A*S*H’ debuts on CBS-TV 40 years ago this hour (1972)


Video: 'Best of M A S H Season 1'

(Sunday, September 17, 1972, 8:00 p.m. EDT)M*A*S*H, a dramedy television series adapted from the 1970 feature film MASH about a team of doctors and support staff stationed at the “4077th Mobile Army Surgical Hospital” in Uijeongbu, South Korea, during the Korean War, debuted tonight on CBS-TV. It starred Alan Alda, Wayne Rogers, McLean Stevenson, Loretta Swit, Larry Linville Gary Burghoff, Jamie Farr and William Christopher.

Confederate, Union soldiers clash in final part of bloodiest one-day battle in American history 150 years ago this hour (1862)


Video: Sept. 17, 1862 (part three at 52:20)

(Wednesday, September 17, 1862, 12:30 p.m.-5:30 p.m., local time, part of the Maryland Campaign during the American Civil War) — The third of three battles in the Battle of Antietam, the bloodiest battle day in U.S. history (located near Maryland’s Antietam Creek at Sharpsburg), began this afternoon as Union Gen. Ambrose Burnside attacked Gen. James Longstreet’s troops across a stone bridge that came to bear Burnside’s name. Continue reading Confederate, Union soldiers clash in final part of bloodiest one-day battle in American history 150 years ago this hour (1862)

Second part of Battle of Antietam begins 150 years ago this hour (1862)


Video: Sept. 17, 1862 (second part at 49:00)

(Wednesday, September 17, 1862, 9:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. local time, part of the Maryland Campaign during the American Civil War) — The second of three battles in the Battle of Antietam, the bloodiest battle day in U.S. history (located near Maryland’s Antietam Creek at Sharpsburg), began this morning as Union troops under Gen. Edwin Sumner inflicted devastating casualties on the Confederates along a sunken road that became known as “Bloody Lane.”

This fighting alone left about 5,600 casualties (killed/wounded/captured/missing) out of 22,717 for the entire day.

Confederate, Union soldiers clash in bloodiest one-day battle in American history 150 years ago this hour (1862)


Video: Sept. 17, 1862 (part one at 44:53)

(Wednesday, September 17, 1862, about 5:30 a.m.-around 10 a.m., local time, part of the Maryland Campaign during the American Civil War) — The first of three battles in the Battle of Antietam, the bloodiest battle day in U.S. history (located near Maryland’s Antietam Creek at Sharpsburg), began at dawn this morning as Union Gen. Joseph Hooker’s men stormed Confederate Gen. Thomas J. “Stonewall” Jackson’s troops around the Dunker Church, the West Woods, and David Miller’s cornfield.

The Federals made repeated attacks, but furious rebel counterattacks kept the Yankees in check.