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  • Essay On The Battle Of Antietam

    Of all of the battles in the American Civil War, none other amounted to the sheer casualties in the one day that was the Battle of Antietam. With a slew of mistakes by both Generals, the terrain was disadvantageous to both sides, the Union didn’t take advantage of the surplus of troops, General Lee’s battle plans were spread, and many other battlefield errors, this was the bloodiest single day in American history. The topics that are going to be covered are: A overview of the battle in general; The situation of both the Union and the Confederacy during the battle; The mission of both the Union and the Confederacy; how the battle was executed for both the Union and the Confederacy; some decision points that the generals of both parties that affected the outcome of the battle; whether or not the battle went as planned and what changed in the actual battle; How the generals adapted; how I would have approached and fought the battle as a general; what we can learn from this battle. The battle of Antietam in the American civil war had casualties on both sides measuring up to more than 22,000 missing, wounded, or dead. On that individual day, September 17, 1862, more American blood was shed than on any other single day ever. The generals for this infamous battle were General Robert Edward Lee for the Confederate army and General George McClellan for the…

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  • Personal Narrative: The Battle Of Antietam Creek

    I cannot believe how many soldiers have come in from the battlefield. I think at this point it must be on the upwards of 5,000 soldiers with casualties. The battle of Antietam Creek sure is a bloody one. What a shame. My care to the wounded can only go so far. Amputation after amputation it only gets harder and harder to see the intense pain they go through. One soldier came in with a bullet wound above the elbow. He asked me, already knowing the answer, “What can you do to save it” All I could…

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  • Battle Themes In Herman Melville's The Victor Of Antietam

    The Victor of Antietam is one of seventy-two segments that Herman Melville published in his first poem publication Battle Pieces. The volume represents Melville’s inaugural attempt to move away from singularly prose artistry to focus instead on poetry. In Battle Pieces, Melville investigated his ability to engage with shorter works, assert himself as a political voice, and connect with sentiments of the public. Battle Pieces aims specifically at tackling Americanism during the Civil War. The…

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  • The Battle Of Antietam: Turning Point In The Civil War

    The battle of Antietam was more than the bloodiest day in the history of the United States. In fact, without this battle, the states might not have been reunited during the Civil War. The battle of Antietam was the fundamental “turning point” in the war for three major reasons. First, the media attention the battle received changed the morale of the people drastically. Secondly, until this point, the war had not had a certain victor which was causing European countries to be indecisive as to if…

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  • The Battle Of Antietam: The Turning Point Of The Civil War

    The reason that the Battle of Antietam is important is due to the fact that it had a large impact on the nation’s future. While for the Confederacy, it was a disappointment and cause of great frustration because the chance they had had to win the war was lost. The victory that the Union army had achieved provided Lincoln with the opportunity to issue the Emancipation Proclamation and broaden the main concern of the war from the unity of the nation to include the abolishment of slavery. The…

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  • Analysis Of The Battle Of Antietam

    The Battle of Antietam is the bloodiest battle in American history. On September 17, 1862, approximately 22,720 soldiers were either killed, wounded, or missing after the gruesome fight. This battle halted the Confederate general’s drive through Maryland and caused General Lee to withdraw into Virginia. Although contributed as a Union victory, since the Confederates withdrew south of the Potomac River, McClellan loss his chance at dismantling Lee’s Army. General McClellan’s usual hesitation…

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  • Battle Of Antietam Essay

    More than 23,000 men were killed, wounded, or missing in action. Sunken Road came to be known as Bloody Lane because of the high death toll suffered there. It took place on September 17th, 1862 in Sharpsburg, Maryland. The Army of the Potomac fought under the command of George McClellan versus Robert E. Lee’s Army of a Northern Virginia for possession of the Miller farm cornfield. In the end, the Confederates occupied the town of Sharpsburg. Despite this battle was considered a draw from a…

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  • Analysis Of James M. Mcpherson's Crossroads Of Freedom

    James M. McPherson Crossroads of Freedom: Antietam Freedom by definition states that one is allowed to speak, think, or act without restraint or fear of severe consequence. During the time surrounding the Civil War, freedom was synonymous with liberty in the sense that that was what the Union was striving for. McPherson argues that The Battle of Antietam was the most crucial turning point in relation to the Civil War. He states that without this battle, there was the chance that freedom in…

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  • Two Military Genius

    Geniuses The killer instincts and deference of Robert E. Lee and Thomas J. Jackson claimed many victories for the Confederate Army and helped the army endure a long harsh battle against the Union. As General of the Confederate army Robert E. Lee demonstrated his military genius through his ability to anticipate enemy movements. Lee also showed his military genius through developing new battle tactics that positioned his generals to take strategic territories towards the northern border…

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  • Reasons Why The North Won The Civil War

    was remarkably efficient because they used old history books and past military education to plan their battles strategies. This was seen during the Battle of Chattanooga. Grant was the commander-in-chief for the North and he believed that when you attack another individual you should fight as long as possible and with skill (Jamieson & McWhiney, 1982). Grant launched his attack on the South in November. The South was led by Braggs and his army was located on the Missionary Ridge where he…

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