As the bloodiest single-day in American history, the battle of Antietam shifted Union confidence sufficiently enough to serve as an early turning point in the Civil War while simultaneously discouraging international support towards the Confederacy. On September 17, 1862, Major General George B. McClellan’s Army of the Potomac met General Robert E. Lee’s Army of Northern Virginia at Antietam Creek in what would become one of the most significant early battles of the Civil War.
In 1800s, there was a war that happened that caused many people to die in the war, which was Civil War. The Civil War was a war that was fought between the Union and Confederate parts of United States. The Union was in the North, and the Confederates were in the South. There were many reasons why the battles were fought. During the Civil War, the president was Abraham Lincoln. There were many reasons why the war was fought, but the main reason was to keep the country together. Before the war, the North and South had some conflicts. During the Civil War, the slavery was one issue why the war was fought too. There were many battles that were fought between the North and the South. Most of the battles were fought in the South. Among the battles of the Civil War, there was an important battle called the Battle of Antietam. This battle was also known as the Battle of Sharpsburg. The battle of Antietam took place on September 17, 1862. This battle was fought at Antietam Creek that was close to the village of Sharpsburg, Maryland. The South was led by a general named Robert E. Lee. He was one of the greatest general on the Confederate side.
The book Crossroads of Freedom: Antietam, was written by James M. McPherson to argue why the Battle of Antietam was the battle that changed the cause of the Civil War. While McPherson argued this he also argues that the Civil War had many other turning points and was not settled by just one battle. McPherson’s targeted audience would have to be those interested in the Civil War and the events that led to it. McPherson wrote this great book which came to be an important contribution to our collective historical knowledge and understanding because this book explains the important arguments that took place and made the Civil War happen and stop.
The Commander of the Confederate Army of Northern Virginia was General Robert E. Lee. General Lee graduated second in his class from West Point in 1829 and served throughout the country, but is best known for his leadership during the Mexican-American War. General Lee believed in unity but when the state of Virginia decided to secede from the Union in April 1861, Lee decided to stay with Virginia. Confederate president Jefferson Davis asked Lee to serve as his senior military adviser and General Lee took command of the Army of Northern Virginia on June 1, 1862.
Cannonballs flew left and right and bullets soared through the air in the deadliest and most important battle of the Civil War, the Battle of Antietam. The Battle of Antietam was the single bloodiest day in the Civil War, but it was a very important turning point in the Civil War. The Civil War changed America., and America would have been a completely different place if it weren’t for the one most important battle in the Civil War, The Battle of Antietam. The Battle of Antietam gave the Union a moral victory which resulted in Abraham Lincoln issuing the Emancipation Proclamation, allowing slaves to be freed and the union to win the war.
As a result of all the casualties, the Union won the Battle of Antietam. McClellan and Burnsides knew the Confederate’s intensions. McClellan and Burnsides battle Lee to a gridlock. The Union won because they already knew The Confederacy’s plan to overtake the Union. In the Battle of Antietam, no one had an advantage, so therefore anyone could have won. The biggest mistake that was made by the north was that they allowed Lee to escape. This wasn't just like any other battle where the Union cut off the Confederate and suffocated them. This was by far the second bloodiest battle in the civil war. The Union killed 1,550 soldiers, wounded 7,750, and captured 1,020. However, the Confederate, they killed 2,100 Union soldiers, wounded 9,550, and
In the early morning hours of September 17, 1862 the Soldiers of Union Army led by eagerly met the units from the Confederate Army commanded by General Robert E. Lee. Charge by President Abraham Lincoln, Major General George B. McClellan led his Army to the Antietam Creek to meet the Confederacy in what is arguably “The bloodiest single day in American military history” (Battle of Antietam breaks out historynet. 2009). The Battle of Antietam was the first invasion on the soil of the Northern United States by General Lee’s Army. This not only angered the union populous, but also caused doubt on the decision to make war with the Southern United States. In fact the act of invasion led to rumblings of the Democratic Party starting an anti-war campaign in order to regain the house. (history.com 2009)
The Battle of Antietam was the bloodiest day in U.S.A. military history. Our country was in a civil war and state of turmoil; it was a country divided. This battle was important to the end of the Confederacy, and, in turn, the merging of it and the Union into one, the United States of America, the greatest country in the world. Twenty-three thousand lives were lost that day while fighting in that vicious battle. This is why the Battle of Antietam, the bloodiest military day in U.S.A. history, was a crucial battle in the Civil War and might have paved the way for the Union’s victory of it.
The Battle of Antietam was a stalemate between the Union and the Confederacy costing over 22,000 American lives. However to the North this was a strategic victory because Maryland did not secede to the South and Abraham Lincoln was provided the opportunity to issue the Emancipation Proclamation. As for McClellan, he was relieved of command shortly after Antietam because of his inability to trust his Corps Commanders to make decisions on the battlefield, his lack of understanding the operational environment in the form of overestimating the Confederate numbers, and his failed visualization of Abraham Lincoln’s desired intent and end state. Lee’s army was never over-powered nor was the Confederacy defeated because of his trust for his Corps commanders
The civil war was a conflict about the expansion of slavery into western territories. The compromise of 1820 and 1850 tried to maintain an unbalanced government between free and union state. The southern states seceded from the union because they feared Abraham Lincoln in 1860 when he got elected. The war started 1861 through 4 long 4 bloody years later. The Northern Union states fought against the southern Confederate states. The northern Union won the civil war. Their was 620,000 death toll. The battle of Antietam took place in Sharpsburg, Maryland. The battle of Antietam was the first battle in the civil war to be fought on northern soil. The impact of Antietam was that it turned out to be the bloodiest day in American History.
The effects of the bloodiest battle in American military history spread all over the world; however, the resulting Emancipation Proclamation, in particular, had an enormous impact on Britain’s decision to not recognize the Confederacy as a nation. During a low point for the Union, the birth of this pivotal piece of anti-slavery legislation from the Battle at Antietam helped deter Britain from intervening. The Battle at Antietam and the resulting Proclamation were colossal victories for the Union as they discouraged the intervention of the British, preventing potential war between the United States and Great Britain.
The Battle of Antietam was the bloodiest, most significant battle of the Civil War. The battle and the strategy behind it impacted the Confederates and the Union, paved the way for the Emancipation Proclamation, and sparked controversy over Lincoln’s legacy as “The Great Emancipator.” Overall, the battle changed the course of the war, and the course of our nation’s history.
In the month of September of the year 1862, was when the union forces under McClellan had met Robert E. Lee’s army on Maryland. It was the bloodiest day of all wars and the first mayor battles from the American Civil War. Many people were killed, injured and missing that estimated to be about 22,717 people overall. The battle was called, the battle of Antietam, but also known as Battle of Sharpsburg.
The Battle of Antietam, or The Battle of Sharpsburg as the South would call it, took place on September 17, 1862, near Sharpsburg, Maryland, and Antietam Creek. This was the first major battle in the American Civil War to take place on Union soil. The American Civil War was beginning its second year of combat. As the Confederate States of America came close to winning the war, independence was well on its way. At first the result of the battle was controversial, as it could not be determined who won the battle and which army made the most progress towards achieving their strategic goals. The passage of time revealed that, tactically, Antietam was a draw, but that the South lost from a strategic perspective. It was one of the major turning points in the American Civil War. This was due to President Abraham Lincoln using the Union “victory” as political impetus to issue his Emancipation Proclamation on September 22, 1862. As a direct result of the Battle of Antietam, the Civil War became more about abolition than the reunification of the states, and made a peaceful reconciliation between the two combatants almost impossible. The ultimate defeat of the Confederacy occurred at the Battle of Antietam, although no one knew it at the time.
What happened in the Battle of Antietam is that general McClellan got the general Lee's plans about what he was going to do. General McClellan meet the the part of Lee's army that was on Maryland and they started to fight on September 14. Lee managed to keep his amy put together until the other part of his army came to help. When the other part of Lee's army came to help it was still not enough because again McClellan has the plan's of Lee so he knew how to hit hard. At the end Lee's army withdraw to Virginia. The North considered the battle a success. The reason the battle was considered a turning point in the Civil War because "it ended Lee's effort to bring the war to the North." Another reason why this battle was considerede a turning