Who fought in the battle of Antietam?

Who fought in the battle of Antietam?

The Battle of Antietam pitted Union General George McClellan’s Army of the Potomac against General Robert E. Lee and his Army of Northern Virginia. The Maryland Campaign was Lee’s first attempt to take the war North and it was McClellan who was tasked by President Abraham Lincoln with stopping him.

What state did the battle of south mountain take place in?

Battle of South Mountain

Battle of South Mountain (Battle of Boonsboro Gap)
Date September 14, 1862 Location Frederick County and Washington County, near Boonsboro, Maryland 39°29′06″N 77°37′18″W Result Union victory
United States (Union) CSA (Confederacy)
Commanders and leaders

Who won the Battle of South Mountain?

Union Victory
Union Victory. By nightfall on September 14, 1862, Gen. Robert E. Lee ordered his outnumbered forces to withdraw from South Mountain, and he abandoned all three mountain passes (Fox’s, Turner’s, and Crampton’s).

Were there any Civil War battles in Maryland?

One of the bloodiest battles fought in the Civil war (and one of the most significant) was the Battle of Antietam, fought on September 17, 1862, near Sharpsburg, Maryland, in which Marylanders fought with distinction for both armies.

How was the South finally defeated on the battlefield?

The Confederacy was finally defeated at the Appomattox Courthouse when General Robert E. Lee surrendered. The Union forces destroyed the South’s will to carry on the fight when the Union blocked his escape route. He realized further bloodshed was futile and surrendered.

Why did Maryland not join the Confederacy?

Although it was a slaveholding state, Maryland did not secede. The majority of the population living north and west of Baltimore held loyalties to the Union, while most citizens living on larger farms in the southern and eastern areas of the state were sympathetic to the Confederacy.

Did Maryland have Confederate soldiers?

Maryland was a slave state, but it never seceded from the Union. Throughout the course of the war, some 80,000 Marylanders served in Union armies, about 10% of those in the USCT. Somewhere around 20,000 Marylanders served in the Confederate armies.

Who really won in Civil War?

After four bloody years of conflict, the United States defeated the Confederate States. In the end, the states that were in rebellion were readmitted to the United States, and the institution of slavery was abolished nation-wide. Fact #2: Abraham Lincoln was the President of the United States during the Civil War.