Monday, May 2, 2011

The battle of Antietam by Sierra Cleary & Maya Holman

                                                  THE BATTLE OF ANTIETAM
-The battle of Antietam was the bloodyest single day battle in amarican history.
- it happened on September 17, 1862
- the battle concluded with around 23,000 deths of Union and Confederate solders.
- the battle was fought between the Confederate General Robert E. Lee and Union General George B. McClellan.
- it started because Robert E. Lee wanted to capture Washington DC. and move the war into the Northern states. so as a result George B. McClellan hade to follow.


- the battle started at 5:30 am and ended at 5:30 pm
- the battle happened near the town of Sharpsburg Marryland.
-the Battle was a no win, a tie although many lives were lost some may say the Union scored a stratigic victory.

                                   Sierra Cleary's Artist statement.
            Our Quilt piece is about the Battle of Antietam between General Robert E. Lee and General George B. McClellan. On opposite sides in the war the confederate and union, we symbolized this by using the flags of the different sides in our piece. There is a lot of blood on the ground because the battle was the most bloody single day of battle in American history. The cannons represent all the shooting for its easier to win if you blow people up. All those lives lost and nether side won, to the deaths of those people we will remember. thanks Sierra

My Artist’s Statement
    Sierra and I did our second quilt piece in the Battle of Antietam. It took place on September 19th, 1862.  This battle was a very important one because it was the first battle on northern soil. Many soldiers died for what they loved in this battle. It was part of the Maryland Campaign, which was routes ending at the Battle of Antietam that Union leader George B. McClellan and Confederate leader Robert E. Lee made.  The end victory was inconclusive, but the North was the strategic winner. This resulted in Abraham Lincoln justifying for announcing his famous Emancipation Proclamation. That ended the threat of Europe being able to support the Confederates.
    I believe this was a big step into the Union winning the Civil War and ending slavery. This battle was no easy fight. It was the bloodiest single day battle in American history. To some it meant defeat,  to others it meant victory. It was one of the first big battles in the start of the war. 
                                  thanks- Maya                  

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