George B. McClellan’s Federal Army of the Potomac crosses from Maryland to Virginia, nearly 40 days after the Battle of Antietam.
Claiming Complete Victory
Robert E. Lee’s Confederates withdraw from Maryland as George B. McClellan proclaims a complete Federal victory in the Maryland campaign.
The Maryland Campaign Ends
Robert E. Lee’s Confederates make a final stand against George B. McClellan’s Federal army before Lee decides to withdraw from Maryland and return to Virginia.
The Battle of Antietam
The bloodiest day in American history takes place as the armies of Robert E. Lee and George B. McClellan fight to a standoff near Sharpsburg, Maryland, along Antietam Creek.
An Awe-Inspiring Sight
Robert E. Lee hastily concentrates his Confederate army at Sharpsburg, Maryland, as George B. McClellan’s Federals stand ready to attack.
Maryland: The Armies Gather at Sharpsburg
Robert E. Lee concentrates his Confederate Army of Northern Virginia near Sharpsburg as George B. McClellan’s Federal Army of the Potomac approaches.