Antietam By Cyrus Shepler And Tyler Micklo
Leaders of Antietam • Robert E. Lee • George B. McClellan
Reasons of the Battle • After the Confederacy won the Battle of the First Bull Run, General Robert E. Lee decided to march northward towards Maryland and the Union needed a victory!
What Happened The Battle lasted at least 2 weeks at Antietam. Most of the battle of Antietam took place in cornfield.
Important Landmarks • The Upper bridge. • The Burnside bridge. • The Middle bridge. • Antietam creek. • A cornfield. • Bloody Lane • Sunken Road
Important People Clara Barton was a important nurse at the battle of Antietam and she started the American Red Cross. Matthew Brady was a important photographer at the battle of Antietam.
Statistics Confederacy Union • The Confederacy had more than 10,000 men killed. • The Confederacy started the battle with 55,000 men. • The Union had more than 12,000 men killed. The Union started the battle with 90,000 men.
Did You Know? Antietam was one of the bloodiest battles in the civil war