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The Battle of Antietam (U.S. Army War College Guides to Civil War Battles)

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"America's bloodiest day"—the Battle of Antietam on September 17, 1862—left more dead American soldiers in its wake than any other 24-hour period in history. Antietam and the related battles of the Maryland Campaign that led up to the lethal confrontation did not result in decisive defeats for either side. But they did serve as a brutal warning to an out-gunned, out-commanded, and out-organized Union army.

Eyewitness accounts by battle participants make these guides an invaluable resource for travelers and nontravelers who want a greater understanding of five of the most devastating yet influential years in our nation's history. Explicit directions to points of interest and maps—illustrating the action and showing the detail of troop position, roads, rivers, elevations, and tree lines as they were 130 years ago—help bring the battles to life. In the field, these guides can be used to recreate each battle's setting and proportions, giving the reader a sense of the tension and fear each soldier must have felt as he faced his enemy.

Synopsis:

"America's bloodiest day" - the Battle of Antietam on September 17, 1862 - left more dead American soldiers in its wake than any other 24-hour period in history. Antietam and the related battles of the Maryland Campaign that led up to the lethal confrontation did not result in decisive defeats for either side. But they did serve as a brutal warning to an out-gunned, out-commanded, and out-organized Union army. This guide will be invaluable to anyone - from battlefield explorer to armchair observer - who wants a moment-by-moment replay of one of the most significant Civil War campaigns.

Synopsis:

"The most thorough, detailed, and accurate books of their kind. I have used them to lead guided tours of several battlefields, with great success", — James M. McPherson, author of Battle Cry of Freedom

Table of Contents

List of Maps

How to Use This Book

Acknowledgments

Introduction

Part I

The Maryland Campaign

4-19 September 1862

The Road to South Mountain

Part II

The Battle of South Mountain

14 September 1862

Part III

From South Mountain to Antietam

Crampton's Gap

From Crampton's Gap to Harpers Ferry

Bolivar Heights: The Defense of Harpers Ferry

Harpers Ferry to Antietam

Part IV

The Battle of Antietam

Appendix I

Field Logistics in the Civil War, by Lieutenant Colonel Charles R. Shrader

Appendix II

Order of Battle

Appendix III

Recapitulation of Casualties

General Index

Product Details

ISBN:
9780700607846
Editor:
Luvaas, Jay
Editor:
Nelson, Harold W.
Editor:
Luvaas, Jay
Editor:
Nelson, Harold W.
Author:
Luvaas, Jay
Author:
Nelson, Harold W.
Editor:
Nelson, Harold W.
Publisher:
University Press of Kansas
Location:
Lawrence, Kan. :
Subject:
Military - General
Subject:
United states
Subject:
United States - Civil War
Subject:
Historic sites
Subject:
United States - Antebellum Era
Subject:
Antietam, battle of, md., 1862
Subject:
Maryland campaign, 1862
Subject:
Antietam, Battle of, Md., 18
Subject:
Maryland Campaign, 18
Subject:
Antietam National Battlefield
Subject:
US History-1800 to Civil War
Subject:
US History-19th Century
Subject:
United States / Civil War Period (1850-1877)
Edition Description:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Series:
U.S. Army War College Guides to Civil War Battles
Series Volume:
890.
Publication Date:
19960931
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
332
Dimensions:
8.52x5.56x.74 in. .88 lbs.

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Product details 332 pages University Press of Kansas - English 9780700607846 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , "America's bloodiest day" - the Battle of Antietam on September 17, 1862 - left more dead American soldiers in its wake than any other 24-hour period in history. Antietam and the related battles of the Maryland Campaign that led up to the lethal confrontation did not result in decisive defeats for either side. But they did serve as a brutal warning to an out-gunned, out-commanded, and out-organized Union army. This guide will be invaluable to anyone - from battlefield explorer to armchair observer - who wants a moment-by-moment replay of one of the most significant Civil War campaigns.
"Synopsis" by , "The most thorough, detailed, and accurate books of their kind. I have used them to lead guided tours of several battlefields, with great success", — James M. McPherson, author of Battle Cry of Freedom
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