The primary advantage for the South in its 1862 offensive into Maryland was the demoralized state of many of the Northern troops in the opposing army, as well as the inexperience of the new recruits who had just been called up in order to make good on recent Union losses. Additionally, the outstanding leadership of General Robert E. Lee remained a key Southern strength.
Maryland did not join the Confederacy. However. as a border slave state (like Kentucky, Missouri, and Kansas) Maryland had individuals who fought for the Confederacy during the US Civil War.
By chance, McClellan had acquired a set of Lee's orders, revealing that his divisions were widely separated, and could be destroyed piecemeal.
To impress the British, who were on the point of granting recognition to the Confederacy and sending military aid.
break into 2 parts wit Western Maryland joining the confederacy
A commanding General (Lee) who had built-up essential momentum after his string of victories in Summer '62. An enemy General who was looking increasingly hesitant and reluctant to attack. A good chance that Britain and France would grant official recognition to the Confederacy - if they succeeded in their invasion of the North. (And a few spies in the Union camp - though the other side may have had the same.)
The Battle of Antietam was fought in Maryland on September 17, 1862. After the battle, Abraham Lincoln issued the Emancipation Proclamation, which freed all the slaves living in the Confederacy. This act dissuaded foreign states such as France and England, from coming to the aid of the Confederacy. Both countries had banned slavery and there were unwilling to ally with the Confederacy once the Union had tied their cause to the destruction of slavery.
Depends on whether you like Maryland or not...
Kentucky, Missouri, Maryland, Delaware.
Washington D. C. would have been surrounded by the Confederacy if Maryland had seceded. Washington D.C. is on the northern side of the Potomac River within the state of Maryland and just across the river from Virginia.
Maryland and Delaware, Kentucky, Missouri
Kentucky, Missouri, Maryland, Delaware
union. It was one of the four slave states in the Union
To invade Maryland, and bring it into the Confederacy.
Lincoln declared martial law,
Delaware, Kentucky, Maryland, Missouri, & West Virginia
Maryland was apart of the Union it makes sense because if Maryland was apart of the confederacy Washington DC would have been surronded and most likely taken by the confederates
The first battle of Robert E. Lee's Maryland Campaign was the battle of Boonsboro, Maryland, September 14, 1862. This battle is remembered in the North as the Battle of South Mountain. The Battle of Sharpsburg is what the Confederates called Antietam and they were both fought in Maryland. See the link below.