Vocabulary: Battle of Bull Run


 September 1862, Lee takes offensive and marched his troops North into Maryland



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 September 1862, Lee takes offensive and marched his troops North into Maryland

 A Union officer found a copy of Lee’s battle plan; wrapped around three cigars, which was carelessly left behind by one of Lee’s officers

McClellan boasted, “If I cannot whip ‘Bobbie Lee’, I will be willing to go home”

 McClellan attacked Lee’s main force at Antietam (an TEE tuhm), Sept 17

 After a day long battle, 23,000 Union and Confederate soldiers were dead or wounded

 At night fall, Lee retreated back to Virginia

 Neither side was a clear winner of the Battle of Antietam even though the North claimed a victory due to the retreat; a huge morale boost for the Yankees

 Lincoln was disappointed that McClellan did not follow the retreating Confederate army to insure a Northern victory

 Lincoln replaced McClellan with General Ambrose Burnside


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