At a Glance
The armed slave revolt at Harpers Ferry, the devastating battle at Antietam and the turning point victory at Gettysburg — these three battles were perhaps the most significant in the entire Civil War. They were also among the bloodiest battles in American history. Remember their legacies as you investigate these fateful sites and learn from the past. Unravel the events that led to John Brown’s anti-slavery raid, discover how the Battle of Antietam convinced President Lincoln to issue the Emancipation Proclamation and trace the dramatic timeline of the Battle of Gettysburg.