Unfurl Those Colors!: McClellan, Sumner, and the Second Army Corps in the Antietam Campaign / Edition 2

Unfurl Those Colors!: McClellan, Sumner, and the Second Army Corps in the Antietam Campaign / Edition 2

by Marion V. Armstrong Jr.
     
 

ISBN-10: 0817316000

ISBN-13: 9780817316006

Pub. Date: 03/28/2008

Publisher: University of Alabama Press


Unfurl Those Colors! provides an operational study of the Army of the Potomac during the pivotal Battle of Antietam on September 17, 1862, illuminating in details that will fascinate scholars and armchair generals alike US army commander George B. McClellan’s command decisions and how those decisions were carried out in the middle and lower ranks of…  See more details below

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Unfurl Those Colors! provides an operational study of the Army of the Potomac during the pivotal Battle of Antietam on September 17, 1862, illuminating in details that will fascinate scholars and armchair generals alike US army commander George B. McClellan’s command decisions and how those decisions were carried out in the middle and lower ranks of the Second Army Corps.
 
Armstrong offers the most comprehensive account yet of the Second Army Corps’s fight at Antietam, including Sedgwick’s division in the West Woods and French’s and Richardson’s divisions at Bloody Land. He offers a fresh reappraisal of the leadership of Bostonian Edwin V. “Bull Head” Sumner as the only federal corps commander who doggedly and accurately carried out McClellan’s battle plan and effectively directed the battle on the Federal right.
 
Many esteemed Civil War historians consider Antietam a watershed moment in the Civil War, a crucial success after which Abraham Lincoln was emboldened to issue the Emancipation Proclamation. Unfurl Those Colors! offers a vital examination of the operational fabric of the Army of the Potomac’s leadership and command in one of the most important days in American history.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780817316006
Publisher:
University of Alabama Press
Publication date:
03/28/2008
Edition description:
2
Pages:
424
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.50(d)

Table of Contents

List of Illustrations     vii
Acknowledgments     ix
Introduction     1
Prelude     5
Corps d'Armee     29
The Second Army Corps     55
Preparing for a New Campaign, 6 to 8 September 1862     71
Campaigning in Maryland, 9 to 13 September 1862     87
In Pursuit of the Enemy, 14 to 15 September 1862     117
Preparation for Battle, 16 September 1862     145
The West Woods     165
The Sunken Road     207
Afternoon, 17 September 1862     251
Concluding the Campaign     291
Notes     315
Selected Bibliography     351
Index     365

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