General George B. McClellan Declares Victory after Battle of Antietam

September 19, 1862

The Lincoln Cabinet meets to review recent developments near to the capital.  General George B. McClellan writes General-in-chief Henry W. Halleck: “I have the honor to report that Maryland is entirely freed from the presence of the enemy, who has been driven across the Potomac.  No fears need now be entertained for the safety of Pennsylvania.  I shall at once reoccupy Harper’s Ferry.”

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