Battle Of Antietam Analysis Essay

Between 1860-1865, the U.S. was engaged in a Civil War between the North and the South. It was unprecedented in its use of photography to document the various aspects of war. This picture is the bloody battle of Antietam. The photo was taken by Alexander Gardner displaying the horrific tragedy that occurred at the battle of Antietam. Since the battle was declared over, now the battleground is a place to go and look around at the battlefield. It was a very hard fought battle on both sides, and each General had very good qualities that will be further explained in the body paragraphs below. Speaking of the body paragraphs, they will discuss the photo in more depth and detail about the very gruesome battle of Antietam. Also the articles that…

In the end it was won by the Union by the use of their strategic ideas. From the text of the Dictionary of American History it states that, “ The battle of Antietam took place on 17 September 1862. With an estimated 23,000 total casualties, It was the bloodiest single-day battle of the American Civil War.” (pg.2)(Dictionary of American History) This article really helps the reader comprehend tragedy that this war has caused, just knowing that over half of all the men enlisted in the battle have all died is horrible. Also knowing that the person who took to picture must be looking at what happened on the battlefield, and is thinking that the events that happened are horrible. So from the information provided, this war was a bloody and very determined war for both…

The main idea that one should get out of this essay is that the battle of Antietam is so sad, and should be a very memorable event for everyone. Also the battle is very important because it was thee first battle to be fought on Northern soil. Which was a very big deal for the Union. To summarize the three main points of my essay were that in the beginning of my first impression of the photo was more sad and demoralizing, but after the research I found out that not was it only sad and demoralizing, but it’s leaders of both sides had lots of strategic ideas, and were both very brave. So with all of the information provided hopefully the reader is now filled with this knowledge about this very historic battle that was a very big moment for the Union, and hopefully after reading this one might want to read and research more about this battle, also looking at the picture and will give the readers his or her own…