Civil War

Civil War

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  • That looks official we better get that to Major General McClellan.
  • Look! I found some tobacco and there is something wrapped around it!
  • Men, we have to fight in order to make it to the other side. 
  • Keep fighting men!
  • Union soldiers found cigars that were left behind by Confederate soldiers and one of the cigars had Lee's special order 191 wrapped around it. The order gave away where Lee and his troops were and what his plans were.
  • There is so much blood!!
  • At South Mountain, the Union had to fight through Confederate lines to get through the gaps and to the other side. McClellan could have prevented this if they had left as soon as he got news, but he waited giving Lee a chance to send troops up there to defend and buy him some more time.
  • Push them back!
  • The battle at Miller's Cornfield took place on September 17, 1862 and was considered the bloodiest single-day of action of the Civil War.
  • Why aren't they attacking ?
  • The second assault of the day took place at Sunken Road. The fight was a gruesome battle and it lasted for hours. The Union worked to break the Confederate center so they would become weak in defense, however no further Union advances were made. There was so much blood shed here that the area was given the name "Bloody Lane".
  • Union and Confederate soldiers meet at Burnside's Bridge that is over Antietam Creek. The Union Army failed to cross the bridge due to the strength of the Confederates and General Burnside's stubbornness to not cross through the water.  
  • On September 18, 1826 both armies were at a stand still with no fighting from either side. McClellan had more men than Lee did and he did not attack, instead he let Lee and his army retreat without trying to pursue them.
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