Charts the dramatic events that led to Lincoln's decision to set the slaves free. The episode comes to a climax in September, 1862 with Lee's invasion of Maryland. On the banks of Antietam Creek, the bloodiest day of the war takes place, followed shortly by the brightest - the emancipation of the slaves.
High School (9-12)
Middle School (6-8)
Late Nineteenth Century (1866-1899)
Art of the West
Picturing America Resource