The Battle of Antietam

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The Battle of Antietam
  • Alma Carrillo Carlton Hanna Enri Portillo Sofia Sandoval The Battle of Antietam
  • The Battle of Antietam was the culmination of the Maryland Campaign of 1862, Lee wanted to keep the offensive and secure Southern independence through victory in the North; influence the fall mid-term elections; obtain much needed supplies; move the war out of Virginia, possibly into Pennsylvania; and to liberate Maryland, a Union state, but a slave-holding border state divided in its sympathies. Now the war had a dual purpose of preserving the Union and ending slavery. Causes of Battle
  • Confederacy Brigader General George B. Anderson Brigader General Lawence O'Brian Branch Brigader General William E. Starke Union Major General Joseph K.F. Masnfield Major General Israel B. Richardson Brigader General Isac P. rodman Leaders
  • The battle took place near Sharpsburg , Maryland , and Antietam Creek, as part of the Maryland Campaign , it was the first major battle in the American Civil War to take place on Northern soil. Location
  • The Battle of Antietam lasted twelve gruesome hours. Length of Battle
  • The Union Claims Victory The battle ended to be without a winner since so many soldiers ended up getting killed. Finally this ended up to be a win for Lincoln to issue the preliminary to the Emancipation Proclamation.
  • The Battle of Antietam ended the Confederate Army of Northern Virginia’s first invasion into the North and led to Abraham Lincoln’s issuance of the preliminary Emancipation Proclamation. The bloodiest one day battle in American history. Soldiers lost: 23,000 soldiers were killed, wounded or missing after twelve hours of savage combat on September 17, 1862. Consequences
  • It halted southern efforts to press Lincoln to sue for peace. It was a critical northern victory which allowed Lincoln to issue the Emancipation Proclamation. The issue of the Emancipation Proclamation probably kept France and England out of the war. First victory for the union in a while and it allowed Lincoln to publicize the emancipation proclamation without making it seem like a final battle cry. Importance of Antietam
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