A Fierce Glory: Antietam--The Desperate Battle That Saved Lincoln and Doomed Slavery

A Fierce Glory: Antietam--The Desperate Battle That Saved Lincoln and Doomed Slavery

by Justin Martin


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780306825255
Publisher: Da Capo Press
Publication date: 09/11/2018
Pages: 336
Sales rank: 61,343
Product dimensions: 6.30(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.30(d)

About the Author

Justin Martin is the author of five books, with his two most recent titles covering Civil War-era subjects. Rebel Souls: Walt Whitman and America's First Bohemians, selected as the outstanding biography of 2014 by the Victoria Society, New York, and as a finalist for the Marfield Prize, was also picked as one of the best books of that year by both the Kansas City Star and Choice magazine. Genius of Place: The Life of Frederick Law Olmsted was also met with many plaudits and glowing reviews nationally. Martin lives with his wife and twin sons in Forest Hills Gardens, New York.

Table of Contents

List of Maps ix

Author's Note xi

1 Hell Comes to Sharpsburg 1

2 Stakes 16

3 The Cornfield 38

4 Little Mac v. Bobby Lee 56

5 Georgia Boys and General Chaos 77

6 Instrument of Providence 87

7 Mercy Follows a Massacre 105

8 The Bloody Lane 123

9 Down to Raisins 143

10 Can 12,500 Soldiers Take One Stone Bridge? 148

11 A Lurid Sunset 170

12 Thursday's Reckoning 189

13 Surgical Procedures, Lincoln's Prescription 203

14 The Dead of Antietam 220

15 By Proclamation 234

Further Explorations 251

Notes 257

Acknowledgments 299

Index 301

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