Washington Awaits Outcome of Battle of Antietam

September 17, 1862

The Army of the Potomac lead by Union General Georgew B. McClellan and the Army of Northern Virginia led Confederate General Robert E. Lee engage in a deadly battle by Antietam Creek in Maryland.   Lincoln confers with General-in-chief Henry W. Halleck at the general’s headquarters.

At the Soldier’s Home at night, President Lincoln works through another draft of the Emancipation Proclamation which he intends to issue of the Union Army is victorious.

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