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Contact To Antietam Creek: The Maryland Campaign of September In early September thousands of Union soldiers huddled within the defenses of Washington, disorganized and discouraged from their recent defeat at Second Manassas.
Confederate General Robert E. Lee then led his tough and confident Army of Northern Virginia into Maryland in a bold gamble to force a showdown that would win Southern independence. The future of the Union hung in the balance. The campaign that followed lasted only two weeks, but it changed the course of the Civil War.
For the sesquicentennial of Antietam and the Maryland Campaign, D. Scott Hartwig delivers a riveting first installment of a two-volume study of the campaign and climactic battle. It takes the reader from the controversial return of George B.
McClellan as commander of the Army of the Potomac through the Confederate invasion, the siege and capture of Harpers Ferry, the day-long Battle of South Mountain, and, ultimately, to the eve of the great and terrible Battle of Antietam.
Johns Hopkins University Press. The Nature and Consequences of Civil War Combat Romanticism is as rife in Civil War history as any other and may produce more than its share of drums and trumpets writing that glosses over the fear, pain, and death that are inevitable components of all warfare.
The essays that make up this collection seek to act as corrective to such celebratory history by carefully examining some of the unpleasant realities that marked combat in the Civil War—when industrial and technological warfare came of age, at a time when medical care, sanitation, diet, and other modern adaptations to industry were still in their infancy.
Scott Hartwig examines the face of battle at Gettysburg; Bruce A. Nolan looks at the national consequences of battle and the resultant myth of the Lost Cause. The Complete Pictorial of Battlefield Monuments This handy guide to the 1, plus monuments and memorials of Gettysburg National Military Park serves as a useful volume for use in the field and office alike.
Featuring photos and helpful captions of the memorials, this pictorial booklet will allow you to find all the monuments you are looking for.
All are pictured here including the bronze sculptures, Union and Confederate state memorials, commemorative monuments, regimental monuments, as well as the more recent additions. Regimental markers are pictured by state.
Crucial political, diplomatic, and military issues were at stake as Robert E. Lee and George B. McClellan maneuvered and fought in the western part of the state. The climactic clash came on September 17 at the battle of Antietam, where more than 23, men fell in the single bloodiest day of the war.Sometimes some of the best horror writing can be found in anthologies and collections of short stories.
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