Before Antietam: The Battle for South Mountainby John Michael Priest
Civil War buffs and scholars recognize the dates of September 16-18, 1862, as the period marking the bloodiest battle of the entire campaign--Antietam. But until now, the ten days prior to that event have remained in relative obscurity. Priest offers the first book-length, tactical exploration of the Maryland campaign and the Battles of South Mountain, describing the decisive events leading up to Antietam. 79 illustrations.
"John Michael Priest has done an admirable job capturing in detail this often overlooked precursor to the battle of Antietam."Journal of American History
"Using an impressive array of primary accounts, Priest captures what it was like for both the Union and Confederate junior grade officers and their men on the march and in battle."Journal of Southern History
"Priest has reprised the meticulous research and compelling story-telling that earned acclaim for his first book, Antietam: The Soldiers Battle, in a worthy prequel."America's Civil War
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About the Author:
John Michael Priest is the author of Antietem: The Soldiers' Battle, and the editor in chief of From New Bern to Fredericksburg: Captain James Wren's Civil War Diary. He is a member of the Civil War Education Association in Winchester, Virginia, and is currently working on two other Civil War book projects.
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