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The fight that was then going on is known in history as the battle of Antietam.
History tells us that Lee's army was not pushed into the Potomac.
There were two causes that prevented this result — George B. McClellan and Robert E. Lee.
McClellan was a skilled engineer and he knew how to organize troops, but he never pushed an enemy's army before him with the energy of a man who meant to win and who had faith that he could win. It was his habit to feelthe war. Rising from the nominal position of Superintendent of Fortifications at Richmond, he became the military adviser of Jefferson Davis and finally the General-in-Chief of the Confederate forces.
From the time that Lee began to drive back McClellan's forces from Richmond in the Seven Days Battles the hopes of the Confederates were centered in their great general.
So hastily arranged was that first and final meeting with Grant to discuss the terms of surrender that no photograph was obtai