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The Battle of Antietam

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  1. The Battle of Antietam By: MykaylaHasting , Rebecca Borden , Tyler Wilson , Andrew Shaddix

  2. Why did the battle take place? • Slavery • Politics • State’s Rights • The creation of the cotton gin

  3. Where did the battle take place? • Sharpsburg , Maryland

  4. What was the significance of this battle? • On September 18,1862 a Union Soldier found a copy of Lee’s order’s to his commanders wrapped around three cigars at an abandoned confederate camp site.

  5. When did this battle take place? • September,1862 Sept.15 Sept.16 Sept.17

  6. How was this battle fought? • They used swords and muskets

  7. Who were the important men of the battle? • Union-George McClellan • Confederate-Robert E .Lee

  8. Who were the important women of the battle? • Union-Sarah Edmonds, Mary Galaway • Confederate-Clara Barton, DortheaDix, Mary Edwards

  9. How many people died in the battle of Antietam? • The Union had 2,108 soldiers were killed. • The Confederate forces lost 1,548,Thought the Union had almost twice as many troops in the Battle ,but the Union suffered more then the Confederate.