Effects Of The Battle Of Antietam

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Mary Bedlinger Mitchell, a resident of Shepherdstown reveals how intense and horrific The battle of Antietam truly was when she said "As night drew nearer, whispers of a great battle to be fought the next day grew louder, and we shuddered at the prospect, for battles had come to mean to us, as they never had before, blood, wounds, and death." The gruesome event that occurred on September 17th, 1862 leaving thousands of casualties behind marking an important event in American history through short and long term effects. Battle of Antietam was relevant to not only America, yet in England and France and the importance of this battle had unexpectedly changed America as a whole. The battle of Antietam short term effects had changed America unexpectedly

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