Battle Of Antietam Analysis

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The Battle of Antietam was not clearly won by either the Union Army or the Confederate Army, but still ended up being one of the most significant battles and turning points of the American Civil War. It might not be as well-known as other battles such as the Battle of Gettysburg or the Battle of Appomattox, but it was still very important to the overall outcome of the Civil War. There are a number of reasons why this battle is so significant and stands out from other Civil War battles.
The Battle of Antietam was “fought primarily on September 17, 1862, between the town of Sharpsburg, Maryland, and Antietam Creek” (Battle of Antietam 2016). The Union Army (North) was led by Major General George B. McClellan and the Confederate Army (South) was led by General …show more content…

(2016). Retrieved from http://historynet.com/battle-of-antietam
This article was written by historynet.com and isn’t really a storyline of how everything happened. A lot of this article is just facts listed in order of events and side facts, such as number of people on each side and the outcome of the battle. This article doesn’t really give you a super clear picture of ho everything went down but if gives you the big picture and overall what happened with all the facts to support it.
Hickman, K. (2015). “American Civil War: Battle of Antietam.” Retrieved from http://militaryhistory.about.com/od/civilwarintheeast/p/antietam.htm
The Author Kennedy Hickman worked at the U.S. Military History Institute and has his BA in History and Political science and is considered a military history expert. The article is about the Battle of Antietam and goes over all of the events of the battle including leading up to it, during the battle and the results or aftermath of the battle. This relates with all of my articles because it describes the Battle of Antietam.

The Battle of Antietam. (2016). National Park Service. Retrieved from

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