I see Antietam misspelled often easy to remember: An-Tie-Tam. Bloodiest single day of battle in American History. This is the horrible high point of Americans tearing each other to pieces.
- What does the author say the four tasks were that faced Halleck after the liberation of Corinth?
- Why was the liberation of East Tennessee of importance to Lincoln?
- How did pro-union sentiment in Northern Alabama effect military operations?
- How did pro-union sentiment in Kentucky effect military operations?
- Describe the events in the western theater during 1862 and how they led to Antietam
- How did the war in the west become “Carry Me Back To Old Virginy”?
- Describe the events around Antietam?
- How did armed looting and destruction of non-combatant resources effect the Northern and Southern armies and civilians?
- Compare and contrast the role and conditions of railroads during the war for Northern and Southern forces
- Compare and contrast the role and conditions of water transport during the war for Northern and Southern forces
- Compare and contrast McClellan and Buell with Lee and Longstreet
- Compare and contrast Grant and Sherman with Lee and Longstreet
- What role did Northern and Southern cavalry play in the war in the west?
Response / Thought Quotes
- “Railroads are the weakest things in war,” declared Sherman; “a single man with a match can destroy and cut off communications.” Although “our armies pass across and through the land, the war closes in behind and leaves the same enemy behind,” Sherman continued. It was the fate of any “railroad running through a country where every house is a nest of secret, bitter enemies” to suffer “bridges and water-tanks burned, trains fired into, track torn up” and “engines run off and badly damaged.”
- “Kentuckians, I have entered your State . . . to restore to you the liberties of which you have been deprived by a cruel and relentless foe. . . . If you prefer Federal rule, show it by your frowns and we shall return whence we came. If you choose rather to come within the folds of our brotherhood, then cheer us with the smiles of your women and lend your willing hands to secure you in your heritage of liberty.”
- “The casualties at Antietam numbered four times the total suffered by American soldiers at the Normandy beaches on June 6, 1944.”
Articles and Resources
- How did Lee’s initial victories effect the abolition of slavery?
- How did the Union army and recruitment evolve after Lee’s initial victories?
- How did the Confederate army and recruitment evolve after Lee’s initial victories?
- How did the role of state militias effect Army recruitment in the North and South?
- How was conscription received in the North and South?
- What were the three Republican factions that developed around the issue of slavery in 1862?
- In what ways did the role of white abolitionists compare and contrast with black abolitionists in 1862?
- How did military developments accelerate the process of decision making regarding slavery?
- In what ways and locations was American control exerted in areas suffering insurrection in1862?
- What was the idea of “compensated” emancipation and how was it ironic?
- How was slavery a factor in the 1862 elections?
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