The bloodiest battle to have ever been fought

September 17th 1862

  • The union general was McClellan
  • The confederate generals were Jackson & Lee
  • It was barely a union victory
  • 1st attempt by Lee to invade the North
  • The significance of this battle was that Lincoln was able to take this victory to issue the Emancipation Proclamation. It stated that all slaves in rebelling southern states are now free.

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