Facts about antietam talk about one of the most important battles during the civil war many people call it the battle of antietam it was the battle between the confederacy and union on 17th september 1862. 148 years ago, the most spectacularly bloody battle in us history took place the terrible reality of this event was its utter futility neither side could actually claim victory, yet this was the bloodiest day in american combat history with over 23,000 dead more than twice as many americans were. Not big enough for two roberts antietam would be the first battle of the civil war that took place in the union land of the north rather than the confederate land of the south. Colonel shaw (matthew broderick) leads his company at the battle of antietam film description: glory is a celebration of a little-known act of mass courage during the civil war. Bloody lane, antietam, md, 1862 during the battle of antietam , 12,401 union men were killed, missing, or wounded—double the casualties of d-day, 82 years later.
Lincoln at antietam while the battle of gettysburg is known for being a particularly bloody battle, there were others that racked up horrific death tolls at the two-day-long battle of shiloh, 13047 union troops and 10699 confederate troops were killed. Lincoln had used the occasion of the union victory at antietam to issue a battle of antietam 11 gallery 11 groups of so-called partisan rangers engaged in bloody campaigns of. Battle of antietam / sharpsburg union statistics financial support for the original broadcast of the civil war was provided by general motors corporation,.
Today is the 150th anniversary of the battle of antietam, the bloodiest battle in american history the fact that the union side vastly outnumbered the confederates—and yet was wildly. Battle of antietam page the morning attacks by the union first and twelfth corps on the confederate left flank, and vicious confederate counterattacks by gen. The bloodiest battle of the civil war took place on september 17, 1862, on antietam creek near the small town of sharpsburg, maryland four hours of intense fighting took place on an old sunken road that separated two farms a staggering 23,100 men were wounded, killed or missing in action after the. The aftermath of the battle of antietam from bloody lane antietam activities on mrnussbaumcom the great squander - this handout discusses the failure of union general mcclellan at antietam and asks students to write about an experience in their lives in which they missed a golden opportunity.
The first day's fighting at the battle of chickamauga consisted of several confederate attempts to seize crossing points on chickamauga creek union cavalrymen delayed the confederates at reed's bridge, but eventually southern forces seized the span and advanced southwestward toward lee and gordon's mill. The battle of antietam, also called the battle of sharpsburg, occurred september 22, 1862, at antietam creek near sharpsburg, maryland it pitted confederate general robert e lee's army of. The battle of antietam, also called the battle of sharpsburg, occurred september 22, 1862, at antietam creek near sharpsburg, maryland it pitted confederate general robert e lee's army of northern virginia against union general george mcclellan's army of the potomac and was the culmination of lee's attempt to invade the north. The battle of antietam is at hand, and what was in reality already pretty bloody, will be on an entire different level of bloodshed this time history gami. The battle of antietam took place on september 17, 1862 the bloody lane at antietam union troops eventually were able to get around the road and found a.
His second encounter was in the july 1, 1862, battle of malvern hill, which remained the deadliest battle of the civil war until it was superseded by the battle of antietam the confederates lost about 5,500 soldiers during the battle while the union lost half of that number. In savage thunder, however, which seemed to be for slightly older readers, there was little setup for the battle of antietam there were not very many maps (the chapter explaining the f i usually really like jim murphy's books and i was a little disappointed in savage thunder. Facts about the battle of antietam (aka battle of sharpsburg) during the american civil war battle of antietam summary: the battle of antietam, aka battle of sharpsburg, resulted in not only the bloodiest day of the american civil war, but the bloodiest single day in all of american history.
The battle of antietam, also known as the battle of sharpsburg, was a civil war battle fought on september 17, 1862 in antietam, maryland | see more ideas about america civil war, civil war photos and civil wars. That it was called the battle of sharpsburg by the south sep 16-18,1862 in sharpsburg,maryland 92,400 soldiers fought ite it was a tie, the union didnt win and also the only day of fighting. The battle of antietam was an important battle in the american civil war the union armies retreated back to washington, the bloody lane in 2005. The battle of antietam took place between union and confederate troops on september 17, 1862 during the american civil war the encounter took place near sharpsburg in maryland (it is often referred to as the battle of sharpsburg) and antietam creek.