Antietam National Battlefield

Antietam National Battlefield

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by Frederick Tilberg
     
 

The Battle of Antietam has been called the bloodiest single day in American History. By the end of the evening, 17 September 1862, an estimated 4,000 American soldiers had been killed and over 18,000 wounded in and around the small farming community of Sharpsburg, Maryland. Emory Upton, then a captain with the Union artillery battery, later wrote, "I have heard of… See more details below

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The Battle of Antietam has been called the bloodiest single day in American History. By the end of the evening, 17 September 1862, an estimated 4,000 American soldiers had been killed and over 18,000 wounded in and around the small farming community of Sharpsburg, Maryland. Emory Upton, then a captain with the Union artillery battery, later wrote, "I have heard of 'the dead lying in heaps,' but never saw it till this battle. Whole ranks fell together."

The battle had been a day of confusion, tactical blunders, individual heroics, and the effects of just plain luck. It brought to an end a Confederate campaign to "liberate" the border state of Maryland and possibly take the war into Pennsylvania. A little more than one hundred and forty years later, the Antietam battlefield is one of the best-preserved Civil War battlefields in the National Park System.

Respected civil war historian and author Frederick Tilberg will take you on a thrilling ride through the events of the day in this official National Park Service Guide
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Newly reformatted for the Nook, this edition is packed with photographs and maps, setting the stage of the battle with visual impact, and bringing the characters to life. (As with the print edition, all images except the cover art are in black and white.)

Also included is a special section on the Emancipation Proclamation, including the full text of this historic document that changed the direction of the country.

Table of Contents:

Across the Potomac
McClellan in Command
Lee Divides His Forces
The Lost Order
Fighting For Time at South Mountain
Harpers Ferry Surrenders
Lee Takes a Stand on Sharpsburg Ridge
McClellan Concentrates at the Antietam
The Lines Are Poised for Action
Hooker Strikes at Daybreak
Mansfield Renews the Attack
Jackson Prepares an Ambush
The Fight for the Sunken Road
Burnside Takes the Lower Bridge

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940013964334
Publisher:
Estonishing
Publication date:
02/20/2012
Series:
American Civil War History: Battle of Antietam and the Emancipation Proclamation , #1
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
111
Sales rank:
257,415
File size:
2 MB

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