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Battle of Antietam

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Rachel Watson

on 12 February 2013

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Transcript of Battle of Antietam

The Battle of Antietam Leading Generals The Union leading general was George McClellan and the Confederacy leading general was Robert E. Lee. Date of Battle The Battle of Antietam started at approximately 5:30 a.m September 17, 1862 and ended at 5:30 p.m. that same day. Location of Battle This battle was fought in Sharpsburg, Maryland near Antietam Creek. Other Important Generals Thomas "Stonewall" Jackson was a member of the Confederate army while both Joseph Hooker and Ambrose Burnside were members of the Union army. Casualities The Union lost 2,108 soldiers and the Confederacy lost 1,546 soldiers. Winner of the Battle of Antietam While the Battle of Antietam is considered a draw from a military point of view, Abraham Lincoln and the Union claimed the victory. Advantages of the Winner Since the Union "won" this battle, Abraham Lincoln took this opportunity to present the Emancipation Proclamation, which would change the history of America forever. Stonewall Jackson Joseph Hooker Robert E. Lee George McClellan Ambrose Burnside Extras Overview of the Battle of Antietam President Lincoln talking with Union Soldiers This battle was also known as the Battle of Sharpsburg. Painting of the Battle of Antietam by Thure de Thulstrup Antietam Bridge, where a majority of the fighting took place Map location of the Battle of Antietam
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