Antietam

Battle of Antietam, By : Tiara Gainey

Location

Washington County, near Sharpsburg , Maryland
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Forces involved

Union Army had 75,300 troops & Confederate had 53,000.

Outcome

Union victory , in that lee withdrew to Virginia

Significance

This battle was important beacause it was the First major battle in American Civil War to take place on Union soil .

Commanders

George B. McClellan & Robert E. Lee

Casualties

2,108 Killed , 9549 Wounded , 753 Captured/Missing