The Battle of Antietam When the citizens of America are asked “what was the bloodiest day of all American history?” Well the master of nursing administration will say September 11th, 2001, which is otherwise known as December 7th, 1941, which is even known as Pearl Harbor. Which is a major unit naval base attacked in Hawaii, which was a surprise attack by the japanese air force around the time of December 1941. Although each and every one of these these sudden battles were tremendously horrendous, but the bloodiest day, is the Battle of Antietam. On the morning of a day in 1862, Confederate and Union armed forces in the Civil War skirmish near Maryland’s Antietam Creek.
Hannah Allen History 2 Coach Jones February 26, 2016 The Battle of Antietam, the bloodiest battle in American history, was the first battle of the civil war fought on Northern territory. It was fought along Antietam Creek, at Sharpsburg, Maryland, and resulted in 23,000 soldiers either killed or wounded in battle. After Second Manassas, General Robert E. Lee went into Maryland, assuming that the possibility of beneficial resources for his cause excused his invasion of the Confederate defensive policy.
The Seven Days Battle was a key battle for the Confederacy in the Civil War. There were six battles that took place within the seven days of fighting. The main goal for the union was to take Richmond, Virginia and ultimately end the war. The Union was lead by Major General George B. McClellan, and the Confederacy was lead by General Robert E. Lee. Though the Confederacy was out number and received heavy losses General Robert E. Lee was able to not only prevent the Union army taking Richmond, but also drove the Union to retreat.
From June 26 to July 2, 1862 the Seven Days Battle was an attack by General Robert E. Lee of the Confederate Army that comprised of six different battles. McClellan 's army had the intent of capturing Richmond, Virginia, but Lee lunched a counter attack and drove McClellan’s army back to the sea. This ended the Peninsula Campaign. With a Confederate Victory, this increased morale in the South, because of the string of victories Lee had had. Lee would soon be victorious at battles following seven days battle, such as Fredericksburg.
General Daniel Morgan and General Nathanael Greene withdrew towards Virginia after the American victory at the Battle of Cowpens. The combined forces of both Generals and the diagonal travel across North Carolina allowed the American army to retreat without General Cornwallis capturing any Americans. Cornwallis followed closely behind the American army throughout the American retreat. After two years of campaigning in the Carolinas, Cornwallis desired to defeat Greene’s army. After approaching the Dan River, General Nathanael Greene ordered all of the boats on the river to be collected and brought to the same location.
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 Atlanta Campaign was a series of battles fought throughout northwest Georgia from May 7, 1864 to September 2, 1864. The Union Commander was Maj. Gen. William T. Sherman and the Confederate Commander was Gen. Joseph E. Johnston. On May 1864, Sherman was battling the Confederate Army of Tennessee for northern Georgia which caused the major manufacturing center and railroad hub, Atlanta, to be at stake. Near Chattanooga, Sherman had 11,000 men and 254 cannons in 3 armies while Johnston had 53,800 officers plus the 15,000 reinforcements in Dalton.
When the South attacked Fort Sumter, Lincoln was given an opportunity to reexamine his public stance on slavery. He had previously taken a neutral position in an attempt to silence the South, but now he had an opportunity to recant and do something about slavery, and more importantly, he had an opportunity to win the war by taking the Confederate’s forces right out from under them. By the time one year of war rolled around, Lincoln had started considering partial emancipation. In July of 1862, the South, supported by unwilling soldiers, was scoring many victories. Lincoln noticed that slaves were being forced to fight for their masters, and came to the conclusion that emancipation would weaken the Confederate forces significantly.
Events were going as planed in the first year of the war. In the second year of the war, the battles’ results were too ugly due to the incompatibility between the new weapons and the old war tactics with no concrete signs of possible future improvement. Therefore, he issued the Emancipation Proclamation in September 1862, despite opposition even from some Northerners. Lincoln declared war for the sake of union. Southerners were motivated to secession by their greed for control and the fear at the same time of the Northerners domination.
Just like the Jews escaping from Hitler, African Americans escaped and ended slavery. They did it using various methods. Some of which were passing information to the Union Army, escaping to northern territories, and serving in the Union Army(Doc. 1)(Doc. 2)(Doc.