Battle of South Mountain

Battle of South Mountain

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by John David Hoptak
     
 

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In September 1862, Robert E. Lee led the Army of Northern Virginia north of the Potomac River as part of his Northern invasion, seeking a quick end to the war. Lee divided his army in three, sending General James Longstreet north to Hagerstown and Stonewall Jackson south to Harpers Ferry. It was at three mountain passes, referred to as South Mountain, that Lee's

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In September 1862, Robert E. Lee led the Army of Northern Virginia north of the Potomac River as part of his Northern invasion, seeking a quick end to the war. Lee divided his army in three, sending General James Longstreet north to Hagerstown and Stonewall Jackson south to Harpers Ferry. It was at three mountain passes, referred to as South Mountain, that Lee's army met the Federal forces commanded by General George B. McClellan on September 14. In a fierce daylong battle spread out across miles of rugged, mountainous terrain, McClellan defeated Lee, but the Confederates did tie up the Federals long enough to allow Jackson's conquest of Harpers Ferry. Join historian John Hoptak as he narrates the critical Battle of South Mountain, long overshadowed by the Battle of Antietam.

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ISBN-13:
9781596294011
Publisher:
History Press, The
Publication date:
03/08/2011
Pages:
224
Sales rank:
1,376,394
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.60(d)

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