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The Battle of Antietam (1862)

In September 1862, Confederate General Robert E. Lee crossed the Potomac River to invade Maryland and Pennsylvania. He was met by Union General George McClellan. The resulting Battle of Antietam, fought near Sharpsburg, Maryland, was the bloodiest single-day battle in American history, with a total of 23,000 casualties. It was a Union victory only in the sense that Lee's invasion was stopped. McClellan was later removed from command and was faulted for failing to act on what crucial opportunity? More...
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The Battle of Antietam (1862)

In September 1862, Confederate General Robert E. Lee crossed the Potomac River to invade Maryland and Pennsylvania. He was met by Union General George McClellan. The resulting Battle of Antietam, fought near Sharpsburg, Maryland, was the bloodiest single-day battle in American history, with a total of 23,000 casualties. It was a Union victory only in the sense that Lee's invasion was stopped. McClellan was later removed from command and was faulted for failing to act on what crucial opportunity? More...
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The Significance of the Battle of Antietam


There was a lot at stake for the Battle of Antietam. By mid-summer 1862, President Abraham Lincoln had the Emancipation Proclamation—a document declaring freedom for all slaves in the so-called rebellious states—ready to go.

But after several unexpected and demoralizing Union losses, including Major General John Pope’s sound defeat at the Second Battle of Bull Run, it became clear the Confederacy wasn’t going to be easy to crush. Lincoln’s cabinet feared releasing the Emancipation Proclamation at that time would seem desperate and be difficult to enforce, so Lincoln decided to wait until another decisive Union victory.

To further complicate matters, Republicans faced midterm elections in November of 1862, and their victory wasn’t in the bag. Frustrated with Lincoln’s policies and the course of the war, Democrats launched an anti-war campaign, hoping to take over the U.S. House of Representatives.


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A Batalha de Antietam / ænˈtiːtəm /, também conhecida como Batalha de Sharpsburg, particularmente no Sul, foi travada em 17 de setembro de 1862, perto de Sharpsburg, Maryland e Antietam Creek como parte da Campanha de Maryland. Foi o primeiro combate em nível de exército de campo no Teatro Oriental da Guerra Civil Americana a ocorrer em solo da União e é a batalha de um dia mais sangrenta da história americana, com um total combinado de 22.717 mortos, feridos ou desaparecidos.
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In September 1862, Confederate General Robert E. Lee crossed the Potomac River to invade Maryland and Pennsylvania. He was met by Union General George McClellan. The resulting Battle of Antietam, fought near Sharpsburg, Maryland, was the bloodiest single-day battle in American history, with a total of 23,000 casualties. It was a Union victory only in the sense that Lee's invasion was stopped. McClellan was later removed from command.
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The Battle of Antietam /ænˈtiːtəm/, also known as the Battle of Sharpsburg, particularly in the South, was fought on September 17, 1862, near Sharpsburg, Maryland and Antietam Creek as part of the Maryland Campaign.
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