The Battle of Antietam: Conflict, Outcome & Significance


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Who commanded Union troops at the Battle of Antietam?

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1. Why did Robert E. Lee split up his army, sending some to capture a Union Garrison in Harper's Ferry?

2. What major event occurred five days after Antietam as a direct result of the Union victory on September 17, 1862?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and worksheet combo will test what you know about the Battle of Antietam. The commander of the Union troops and Robert E. Lee will be among the subjects on the quiz.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

During the assessments, you will be tested on the following:

  • Union commander at the Battle of Antietam
  • Battle that was fought days before
  • Maryland's Civil War status
  • Town where Robert E. Lee divided his force

Skills Practiced

  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the Battle of Antietam
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about Lee
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding the Civil War status of Maryland and interpret it correctly

Additional Learning

To study more about the battle, take a look at the lesson The Battle of Antietam: Conflict, Outcome & Significance. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Details General Lee and his Army of Northern Virginia
  • Explains the Battle of Second Manassas
  • Covers the Union Army of the Potomac
  • Explores its impact on the rest of the Civil War