September 17, 186222,717 total casualtiesUnion Losses- 11,650Confederate Losses- 9,300
April 12, 1861
Antietam was the most bloodiest battle of the Civil War for the North. This battle started on September 17, 1862 and it only lasted one day. Antietam had a total of 22,717 casualties. Union had a total of 11,650 losses and the Confederate had a total of 9,300 losses.
For the south General Robert E. Lee, and for the
The battle occurred on April 12, 1861 and marked the first day of the Civil War.
Affect on War
The battle occurred at Fort Sumter, a sea fort along the bay of Charleston, South Carolina. This area was chosen by Confederacy because it was an important yet crucial target.
The Confederacy chose to attack Fort Sumter because South Carolina was on of the 7 states to immediately exit the country and the Charleston Harbor was a key monument and trade area for the Confederacy.
Even though there was no casualties from the battle of Fort Sumter, it was the start of Americas bloodiest war and was a key capture for the Confederacy. It was both a moment of fear and pride for many and greatly impacted the division of our nation.