Civil War Battle
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It was actually fought Right here in Sharpsburg, Maryland in Antietam's creek.
Do you know where the battle of Antietam was fought?
Setptember 17, 1862
The Battle of Antietam
Oh look! that's when the Battle of Antietam happened.
Who were the leaders of the battle of Antietam?
Robert E. Lee
On the union side the general was George B. McClellan
Well, on the confederates side the general was Robert E. Lee
George B. McClellan
The Union had put their full force on them.
Lee's army planned on attacking the union capital, DC, and invading the north.
But the Union had heard of this plan and were prepared.
Lee's army was force to withdraw because they were fatigued and ready to give up.
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So who one the battle anyway?
Well, the battle of Antietam was considered to be one one the bloodiest battles in the U.S. history.
So what was the legacy of the battle of Antietam.
The Union won the battle when Lee's army was forced to surrender.
It also led Lincoln to pass the Emancipation Proclamation a few days after the war.