Civil War - Battle of Antietam

50 %
50 %
Information about Civil War - Battle of Antietam
Education

Published on February 27, 2009

Author: wrooney

Source: slideshare.net

Description

Civil War Battle of Antietam Emancipation Proclamation

The Battle of Antietam and the Emancipation Proclamation Ashley, Emma, Jay, Pat

The Battle Begins On September 17, 1862, General Robert E. Lee led his confederate troops into Maryland. He hoped that with a victory, Europeans would help support the South and his Confederate troops.

On September 17, 1862, General Robert E. Lee led his confederate troops into Maryland. He hoped that with a victory, Europeans would help support the South and his Confederate troops.

The Day of the Battle Confederate and Union armies met along Antietam Creek in the small town town of Sharpsburg. Lee had his plans for this battle all written out on a sheet of paper. He lost his plans and it turned out that McClellan found them. Knowing where Lee was headed, McClellan had the upper hand. This battle was a victory for the north, but many people saw it as a defeat for both armies because more troops were lost than the War of 1812 and the Mexican War combined. Of the 75,000 Union troops, 2,100 were killed, and 10,300 were hurt or missing. Of the 52,000 Confederate troops, 2,770 were killed and 11,000 were hurt or missing. It was the bloodiest battle in the whole war.

Confederate and Union armies met along Antietam Creek in the small town town of Sharpsburg. Lee had his plans for this battle all written out on a sheet of paper. He lost his plans and it turned out that McClellan found them. Knowing where Lee was headed, McClellan had the upper hand. This battle was a victory for the north, but many people saw it as a defeat for both armies because more troops were lost than the War of 1812 and the Mexican War combined. Of the 75,000 Union troops, 2,100 were killed, and 10,300 were hurt or missing. Of the 52,000 Confederate troops, 2,770 were killed and 11,000 were hurt or missing. It was the bloodiest battle in the whole war.

The Emancipation Proclamation Before the war, Lincoln’s main priority was not to force emancipation. But after the Battle of Antietam, Lincoln’s thoughts began to change. In order to save the Union, Lincoln wanted to abolish slavery. Lincoln gave the Emancipation Proclamation on January 1, 1863. This proclamation freed all slaves in Confederate states. The Confederates ignored the announcement, and it wasn’t effective at first, because it would discourage Europeans who opposed slavery from helping the Confederacy. Even though the Emancipation Proclamation was ignored at first, it turned out to be a turning point in the Civil War.

Before the war, Lincoln’s main priority was not to force emancipation. But after the Battle of Antietam, Lincoln’s thoughts began to change. In order to save the Union, Lincoln wanted to abolish slavery. Lincoln gave the Emancipation Proclamation on January 1, 1863. This proclamation freed all slaves in Confederate states. The Confederates ignored the announcement, and it wasn’t effective at first, because it would discourage Europeans who opposed slavery from helping the Confederacy. Even though the Emancipation Proclamation was ignored at first, it turned out to be a turning point in the Civil War.

Union Soldiers

On the Battlefield The Battle of Antietam was seen by most as the “bloodiest battle in the Civil War.” About 5,000 soldiers were killed throughout the battle.

The Battle of Antietam was seen by most as the “bloodiest battle in the Civil War.” About 5,000 soldiers were killed throughout the battle.

 

 

 

Add a comment

Related presentations

Related pages

Battle of Antietam - Wikipedia

Battle of Antietam (Battle of Sharpsburg) Part of the American Civil War: The Battle of Antietam, by Kurz & Allison (1878), depicting the scene of action ...
Read more

The Battle of Antietam Summary & Facts | Civilwar.org

Battle of Antietam page - battle maps, history articles, photos, and preservation news on this important 1862 Civil War battle in Maryland.
Read more

Antietam National Battlefield (U.S. National Park Service)

Researching Civil War ... The Battle of Antietam ended the Confederate Army of ... if you are planning a visit to Antietam National Battlefield.
Read more

Battle of Antietam - American Civil War - HISTORY.com

Find out more about the history of Battle of Antietam ... the highest casualty rate for any Confederate regiment in one battle of the Civil War. ...
Read more

Antietam (Civil War Battle): Amazon.de: James Reasoner ...

James Reasoner - Antietam (Civil War Battle) jetzt kaufen. ISBN: 9781470891831, Fremdsprachige Bücher - Krieg
Read more

Antietam.com – The 150th anniversary of the Civil War

An excerpted account of the Battle of Antietam, ... While the Civil War would continue for almost two years after North and South clashed at Gettysburg, ...
Read more

Civil War Combat - Battle of Antietam - Part 1 - YouTube

A documentary of History Channel about the battle of Antietam in 1862
Read more

Battle of Antietam | American Civil War | Britannica.com

Battle of Antietam, also called Battle of Sharpsburg, (September 17, 1862), a decisive engagement in the American Civil War (1861–65) that halted the ...
Read more

Matrix Games - Scourge of War: Antietam

Scourge of War: Antietam is an expansion and requires Scourge of War: Gettysburg to play. ... or corps in the most intense battle of the Civil War.
Read more

Schlacht am Antietam – Wikipedia

The U.S. Army War College Guide to the Battle of Antietam, ... Decisive Battles of the Civil War, ... The Battle of Antietam and Robert E. Lee's ...
Read more