The Battle of Antietam

The Battle of Antietam was a pyrrhic victory for the Union which was the bloodiest single day in American history, yet it was basically a stalemate, leading to a number of questions:

But what if the South had won the Battle of Antietam?

But what if the North had had a convincing victory?

But what if Abraham Lincoln had not been able to issue the Emancipation Proclamation after the battle?

Those questions and many others occupy our time on this inaugural episode of But What If..

William Floyd