Battle of Antietam
Had orders to confuse the Union troops, but one of the Confederate soldiers officers had lost his copy of General Lee orders. So 2of the Union soldiers found Lee's orders and gave the orders to General McCllean. Antietam was a key victory for the Union. About 6,000 soldiers died and about 1,700 more were wounded. After this battle President Lincoln wrote the Emancipation Proclamation. The reason why the Battle of Antietam is important to American Citizens is because President Lincoln wrote the Emancipation Proclamation to free slaves.