Battle of Antietam/Sharpsburg

September 17th, 1862

Facts

  • Antietam was fought on September 17th, 1862
  • The battle of Antietam proved to be the bloodiest single day of the war, halting the Confederate advance
  • The Union army was led by George McClellen, whom later was fired, and the Confederate army was led by Robert E. Lee and Thomas Jonathon "Stonewall" Jackson
  • This battle resulted in about 23,000 men dying over the course of one day
  • By the end of the day, the Union had taken the victory at Antietam

Mason Riggs