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What was the battle at Antietam called by the south?


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2011-09-15 00:50:36
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The Battle of Antietam was known as the Battle of Sharpsburg by the Confederates.

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The battle was known as the Battle of Sharpsburg to the Southerners.

the Antietam battle was caused because the north wanted revenge on the south

The battle of Antietam is recognized as a marginal Northern victory.

The Confederates called Antietam the Battle of Sharpsburg.

General Robert E. Lee commanded the Confederate army at the Battle of Antietam, known in the south as the Battle of Sharpsburg.

The South had 45,000 men fielded at Antietam.

The battle of Antietam was fought near the battle of SharpsburgMaryland. But the name Antietam comes from the creek that was near the battlefield , and that was the name the south gave the battle and everyone else just picked up on it.

Because Antietam Creek is located near Sharpsburg

The battle at Sharpsburg was named Antietam after nearby Antietam Creek. Southerners prefer to call it The Battle of Sharpsburg.

what is the significance of the battle of Antietam

The battle was fought September 14, 1862, just prior to the Battle of Antietam.

The alternative name was the Battle of Sharpsburg. Both are reasonably good names: the battle was mainly fought in the area between the town of Sharpsburg and Antietam Creek.

Battle of Antietam was the bloodiest battle of all

The Battle of Antietam was fought in Maryland.

The Confederates lost which also ended slavery.

Union blocked the south from first invasion attempt.

it led Lincoln to declare the end of slavery in the South

Yes, in the Battle of Antietam, the Army of the Potomac had 300 cannons. This was more than the Army of Northern Virginia which had 221 cannons. Although the North had more artillery in the Battle of Antietam, the effective use Lee's artillery helped the South from losing their entire army at Antietam.

The Battle of Antietam was fought near Sharpsburg, Maryland near the Antietam Creek.

It is capitalized as it is a part of a proper name. It should be written as the Battle of Antietam. As another example without a capital letter: The Antietam battle was also called Sharpsburg. Note the small "b" here, as it is not in a proper name as with the first case.

not Antietam war, BATTLE of Antietam

The Battle of Antietam was fought in southern Maryland.

The Battle of Antietam ended in Semptember 17 1862.

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