September 17, 1862 12,400 Union casualties 10,750 Confederate casualties
General George B. Mclellan
General Robert E. Lee
The Battle of Antietam or it can be called the battle of Sharpsburg,was the bloodiest battle in U.S History. The Union came out with a victory, but not a good victory.
The Generals were Robert E. Lee who was a very good strategist, and the Union general was George B. Mclellan who had a lot of mistakes and was fired right after the victory that the Union had
Abraham Lincoln was about to issue the Emancipation Proclomation. This angered the south
The Battle of Antietam was gruesome about 23,000 people died. The Union tried to cross a bridge but the confederate army picked them off one by one as they tried to cross so a smart man named Edward Ferrero offered his men free rum if they crossed the bridge with him lots of men went and that is how most of the Union crossed the bridge.
Antietam was fought in Maryland, Sharpsburg, and Washington County Maryland