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The Battle of Antietam
Transcript of The Battle of Antietam
would give Lincoln the “victory” that he needed before delivering the Emancipation Proclamation — a document that would forever change the geopolitical course of the American Civil War. - Battle Facts - Campaign Maryland Campaign Other Battles In This Campaign South Mountain Shepherdstown Harper's Ferry Forces Engaged Total - 131,000 Union Confederate 87,000 45,000 Total Estimated Casualties 22,717 Union Confederate 2,108 killed
753 missing & captured
12,401 total 1,546 killed
1,018 missing & captured
10,316 total Robert E. Lee Commanders Union George B. McClellan Confederate Result The Union was successful in winning the war Maj. General Joseph Hooker Confederate
artillery in front
of the Dunker Church The "Sunken Road"
at Antietam Ambrose Burnside The bullet-strewn
stone bridge over
Antietam Creek Abraham Lincoln
Proclamation The End