Robert E. Lee’s Confederate Army defiantly awaited another attack from George B. McClellan’s Federals after the Battle of Antietam.
The bloodiest day in American history occurred as the armies of Robert E. Lee and George B. McClellan fought to a standoff near Sharpsburg, Maryland, along Antietam Creek.
As part of Robert E. Lee’s Confederate Army fought at South Mountain, another portion led by Thomas J. “Stonewall” Jackson forced the largest Federal surrender of the war.
Three Confederate forces converged on the Federal garrison at Harpers Ferry, at the confluence of the Potomac and Shenandoah rivers.
August 31, 1862 – The Second Bull Run campaign ended with a two-day fight in which the Confederates proved unable to destroy Major General John
August 30, 1862 – The right wing of General Robert E. Lee’s Army of Northern Virginia ripped into Major General John Pope’s Federals and nearly