What Is the Battle of Antietam? - Facts, Summary & Significance


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On which date was the Battle of Antietam fought?

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1. Which general commanded the Union army at Antietam?

2. Which major document did President Abraham Lincoln issue just days after the Battle of Antietam?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

The battle of Antietam was a terrible and significant day in the history of the United States. The worksheet/quiz duo for this lesson will help you to learn the facts regarding this battle along with the overall impact it had on the Civil War and the nation as a whole.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This quiz and worksheet test you on:

  • The commander of the Union
  • The date of the battle
  • Lee's invasion of Maryland
  • The battle terrain
  • Lincoln's actions after the battle
  • The army under Lee's command

Skills Practiced

These items will assess the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related Battle of Antietam lesson
  • Identify key figures - ensure that you can accurately identify significant people, such as George B. McClellan and Robert E. Lee
  • Making connections - use understanding of the events of the battle to see its impact on the nation and the war
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the Emancipation Proclamation

Additional Learning

To make sure that you have fully learned the material, take the time to review the associated lesson, What is the Battle of Antietam? - Facts, Summary & Significance. These objectives will be covered in detail:

  • Know about Lincoln's proclamation to free the slaves
  • Discover the terrain features from Antietam
  • Identify the key leaders from both the Union and Confederacy
  • Understand the impact that the battle had on the Civil War
  • Identify the specific army that fought under Lee
  • Learn about the casualties of the battle of Antietam