Battle of Antietam at Sharpsburg
The Bloodiest Battle of the Civil War
The Battle of Antietam
- The single bloodiest day of the Civil War and in American military history
- It is the first attempt by Lee to invade the North
- It is barely a Union victory, however, Lincoln takes this victory as an opportunity to issue the Emancipation Proclamation, which frees slaves rebelling against the Union
- It was the first battle of the American Civil War to be fought on Northern Soil. It was in Sharpsburg, Maryland.