By D. Scott. Hartwig
In early September 1862 hundreds of thousands of Union infantrymen huddled in the defenses of Washington, disorganized and discouraged from their contemporary defeat at moment Manassas. accomplice common Robert E. Lee then led his tricky and assured military of Northern Virginia into Maryland in a daring gamble to strength a showdown that may win Southern independence. the way forward for the Union hung within the stability. The crusade that lasted purely weeks, however it replaced the process the Civil warfare.
For the sesquicentennial of Antietam and the Maryland crusade, D. Scott Hartwig offers a riveting first installment of a two-volume learn of the crusade and climactic conflict. It takes the reader from the arguable go back of George B. McClellan as commander of the military of the Potomac in the course of the accomplice invasion, the siege and trap of Harpers Ferry, the day-long conflict of South Mountain, and, finally, to the eve of the good and poor conflict of Antietam.
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