THE WAR OF TWO BROTHERS
3 Crucial Battles Of The Civil War
Battle of Antietam:Deadliest Single Day of Fighting
On September 17,1862 the Battle of Antietam began.The Battle of Antietam,the deadliest battle of the civil war, within 8 hours,21,000 people were already killed even with both their differing strategies nothing could be done but massive blood shed on that faithful day.The main generals were Lee(Confederate) and McClellan(Union).This battle took place at Antietam in Maryland,earning the battle its name.Both their strategies were very different.The Confederate's strategy was to split up their army to cause confusion in the Union's army.However,the plan did not go as plan,since two Union soldiers were able to locate the plan and use it against them.When the two armies met at Antietam,the Union's strategy was "Point,Blank,Range",which meant to shoot any soldier that came to view.Another one of the Union's strategy was when the Confederate soldiers went into the Sunken Road to shoot all soldiers,this caused a mass massacre of the Confederate's soldier,making the road named Bloody Lane.Due to this battle President Abraham Lincoln pass the Emancipation Proclamation which declared "that all persons held as slaves" within the rebellious states "are,and henceforward shall be free" this document is important because it made the war about slavery instead of just succession which made the British not get involved in the war.
Picture of armies going through corn not being able to see anything in front of them due to the thick corn during the Battle of Antietam.
Map of the Battle and direction the different armies were heading in the Battle of Antietam.
Drawing of violence during the war.
Battle of Gettysburg:The Battle Of The Most Powerful Speech
The Smoke Of War
Soldiers fighting through the fog of war during the Battle of Gettysburg.
The Map of directions the army was going for the Battle of Gettysburg.
The Greatest Speech
President Abraham Lincoln giving the Gettysburg Address which is now and was the most powerful speech .
Battle Of Vicksburg:The Turning Tide
The Siege Begins
The Union forces attacking the Confederate and putting them under siege.
Map Of Battle Of Vicksburg
The forces battle map for their positions.
Let Word Be Spread
The word of the Union's victory at Vicksburg is announced throughout.