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It would also take his troops out of war-ravaged Virginia during harvest time, and enable his troops to live off the enemy's country for a while.

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McClellan- He was widely criticized for being too cautious during the Batle of Antietam.
Costs of Battle This battle was the bloodiest single day battle of the Civil War, killing more Americans than in the War of 1812 and Mexican War combined.
Of the 87,000 Union soldiers who fought at Antietam, 2,100 were killed and 10,300 were wounded or missing.
Of the 45,00 Confederate soldiers who fought at Antietam, 2,770 died, and 11,000 were wounded or missing.
This battle was the bloodiest day of the Civil War, and behind it is The Battle of Shiloh.

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The Battle of Antietam was one of the first Civil War battles, taking place in 1862.
More than twice as many Americans were killed or mortally wounded in combat at Antietam that day as in the War of 1812, the Mexican War, and the Spanish-American War combined.


Battle of Antietam (Sep. 17, 1862) Summary & Facts

For the majority of the war, the South was defending their land, and not attacking th Union.

Additional sources: McPherson, James M., Ordeal by Fire: The Civil War and Reconstruction (1982), McPherson, James M., Battle Cry of Freedom: The Civil War Era (1988).

The Battle of Antietam did not put either side ahead in the Civil War, as it was considered a tie.
By afternoon, as the fighting ebbed and flowed on other parts of the battlefield, General Burnside gave the order for his troops to attack the Confederates positioned across the Antietam Creek.

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Meeting at Antietam Creek Early in the morning of September 17th, 1862, Lee's troops invaded Maryland.
The Union and Confederate troops met at Antietam Creek
It was there that this battle began The Bloodiest Battle Lee suprise attacked McClellan's troops all day long, until Lee and the Confederacy retreated into Virginia.

issued by Abraham Lincoln after the Battle of Antietam

The Battle of Antietam remains the bloodiest day in American history with over 23,000 casualties. The battle results when confederate General Lee invades Maryland hoping to inflict a decisive defeat on the union army. But union General McClellan obtains a copy of Lee’s plans and has the opportunity to crush Lee’s army while it is widely dispersed. The two armies meet outside the town of Sharpsburg, Maryland on September 17, 1862.