Battle of Antietam

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  • The Confederate troops used to hide secret messages in cigars. One day when the confederates set up camp they dropped the cigars.
  • The Union set up camp in the exact same place and found the cigars, opened them up and found a surprise attack on them.
  • The Union beat the confederate to the spot of attack and surprise attack them.
  • The battle took place in Maryland near the town of Sharpsburg and Antietam Creek. This was the first battle in the Union States. 
  •  The Battle of Antietam was one of the bloodiest battles on the United States of America ever!
  • Although the battle was tactically inconclusive, the Confederate troops had withdrawn first from the fight, making it, a Union Victory. If the Union never found the cigars the result might have been different
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