Antietam

The Bloodiest Day of the Civil War

Facts About the Battle

  1. The battle was fought on September 17, 1862.
  2. It was the first attempt by General Lee (a Confederate) to invade the North.
  3. The battle was the bloodiest single day in the Civil War.
  4. The battle was close, but the Union barely pulled a victory.
  5. Due to the victory of the North, President Abraham Lincoln issued the Emancipation Proclamation.