The Battle of Antietam.
In the early stages of the war, the Confederate army looked invulnerable, and had many more battles than the Union side. Abraham Lincoln, the president at the time, had appointed George McClellan as the Major General of the Union army. Robert E. Lee, the general of the Confederate force, had led a northward advance, and it seemed doubtful that he could be halted. However, on September 13, 1862, a Union soldier found Lee's abandoned battle plans, wrapped around three cigars. From that point on, the direction of the war took an entirely different turn.
On September 16, 1862, General Geor…
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- Oliver Wendell Holmes
- The Battle of Antietam.
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