Battle Of Antietam
The Bloodiest of All Battle's
It was located near Shapsburg Maryland and started on September 16, 1862
There were counter attacks that went through Miller's Corfield and the West Woods. The reasons this battle was started is because General Robert E. Lee wanted to keep fighting for the North because he was confident in winning at Bull Run. He wanted countires in Europe such as England and France to help the south and confederates with their cause.
General Robert E. Lee
Was the General of the Union Army.
General George C. McClennan
Was the General of the Confederate Army.
Was A Union Victory
The Battle Almost ended in a draw, but because Lee started the retreat back up the Potomac River.
Why This Battle Was Important
Antietam is significant because it was the first major battle fought on Northern soil--it's in Maryland, which was a border state at the time. It is also very important to know that it was the bloodiest single-day battle in American history, with over 23,000 casualties.
How It Ended
In this battle the Union Army won, We know this because Lee started the retreat back to the Potomac River. The end of this battle, changed the course of this war. Now the war wasn't only to support the Unions, it was also to free the slaves, who were eventually freed when Lincoln gave the Emancipation Proclamation.