The Confederacy’s hope for European intervention was crushed and so was their morale. Moreover, The purpose of the war became not just uniting the states but also to abolish slavery. Therefore, Abraham Lincoln decided to issue the Emancipation Proclamation. All of these outcomes following the Union’s success in the battle led to their winning of the Civil War and reunited the states.
“Stonewall” Jackson’s capture of Harper’s Ferry prompted Confederate leadership to try to embark on a campaign into Union soil. Robert E. Lee and Stonewall Jackson’s men prospected Harpers Ferry intensely before attempting to seize the garrison post, and their swift victory was reflective of the tactical prowess that had defeated the Union f... ... middle of paper ... ... Lincoln’s deliverance of the Emancipation Proclamation, effectively freeing the slaves in rebellion states and destroying Confederate chances of allying with European countries. The costs of the campaign of Antietam were immensely severe, as such great losses of life were surely accompanied with brutal psychological issues and destruction of morale. Similarly, it allowed for Lincoln’s issuing of a presidential proclamation dismantling the economic and cultural landscape of the south. What was most ironic about the effects of Antietam is that Lee’s masterful strategy on the battlefield against a comparably miserable showing by McClellan actually led to a Confederate “loss” and rejuvenated Union.
The Battle of Antietam transpired during the Civil War era between the Union Army of the Potomac, and the Confederate Army of Northern Virginia. The battle occurred on September 17, 1862 near Sharpsburg, Maryland and the Antietam Creek as part of the Maryland Campaign. The Battle of Antietam is recognized in American history as the bloodiest one day battle during the Civil War. Its recognition is based on the astounding number of causalities compared to any other war. One in every four Soldiers engaged during the battle were killed, wounded, captured, or recorded as missing.
The Battle of Gettysburg was important to history because it helped the Union gain the upper hand in the Civil War. This led to the Union winning the war and the abolishment of slavery in the United States. The Battle of Gettysburg was the most important battle in the American Civil War. It was fought from July 1, 1863 and July 3, 1863 outside the town of Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. General George G. Meade led the Union against the Confederates, who were led by General Robert E. Lee.
Meade immediately moved his forces between D.C. and General Lee. When Lee found out about General Meads move he made his. He stopped in his tracks and focused his full eff... ... middle of paper ... ...fight an offensive war, gave the North hope, they won a major battle, and proved the North could win battles. All of these reasons undoubtedly, the battle of Gettysburg is the turning point of the American Civil War. Works Cited “American Civil War.
The United States was split in half and a terrible Civil War was the result. What Caused the Civil War? The first major land battle was fought at Bull Run in Virginia in 1861. The men who were soldiers in these armies were volunteers who chose to go to war. They wanted to win a quick victory but instead found that there was a lot of marching and drill, living outdoors, disease, bad weather, and boredom.
The Confederates lost nearly 30,000 Soldiers just in these three days of battle, while the Union lost a little more than 20,000 Soldiers, making this one of the worst and bloodiest battles in history. The Union victory in Gettysburg, shifted the war in several ways, it brought the Confederate advance into the north to an abrupt halt and force the Southern Army to fall back to Virginia. So Gettysburg was the turning point of the Civil War. Hawks (2007) stated, “for the rest of the war, Lee was on the strategic defensive, forced into the war of attrition he feared and eventually cornered in an unwinnable siege around Richmond” (Hawks, 2007). The Battle of Gettysburg was bloody and pivotal and will be remembered forever.
This battle was a contributing factor in the outcome of our country and the rest of the world. The Union Army desperately needed a victory at Antietam; however, a victory for the Confederate rebels may have very well gained them international recognition as a sovereign country in the eyes of the rest of the world. The Federal Army, which belonged to the Union States, consisted of an all-volunteer army and was a larger army than the Confederate States. Even though the Battle of Antietam was inconclusive, President Lincoln went on to read the Emancipation Proclamation to the country, effectively ending slavery, and ensuring that no foreign nation would intervene on the Confederates behave. The Battle of Antietam was filled will weaponry that was state of the art at its time.
One of fifty major battles is the Battle of Gettysburg in which more than 50,000 soldiers total suffered casualties. This three-day clash in Pennsylvania is also known as a major turning point of the war for the east in 1863 and is known to be the tragic reason behind Abraham Lincoln’s famous Gettysburg Address
Gettysburg The battle at Gettysburg is said to be one of the most significant battles throughout the Civil War. Lee and his Confederate army suffered conflicting view among leaders and underestimated the Union forces. Besides President Lincolns famous "Gettysburg Address" speech, that reevaluated Americas purpose for fighting this war, and hoped to reunite the country by restated the Constitution through his own words. This is one piece of history that every soldier, Union or Confederate, could identify. It can be argued that the defeat at Gettysburg cost the Confederate army the Civil War.