Showdown at Antietam: A Battlefield Tour of America's

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Maps and communications never read the same way twice. The Patapsco Land Company of Baltimore City, 1874. (Curtis Bay.) Strangers’ hand guide to Baltimore City, 1874. Hooker's objective was the plateau on which sat the Dunker Church, a modest whitewashed building belonging to a local sect of German Baptists. Others dropped their weapons until they realized that the 5th Michigan was unsupported. That said, "The Long Road to Antietam" clarified several aspects of the run-up to Antietam that had previously eluded me, and I would recommend it to the general reader who is interested in the Civil War. ...more You might look at my list and think, hmmm this person has read a book or two about the Civil War.

Der Turner Soldat : A Turner Soldier in the Civil War;

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The receipt book provides a record of pension payments made to widows of Union Army soldiers. Hefte zur bayerischen Geschichte und Kultur, 30. Hunt relieved many of these deficiencies within a very short time. The order indicated that Lee had divided his army and dispersed portions geographically (to Harpers Ferry, West Virginia, and Hagerstown, Maryland), thus making each subject to isolation and defeat if McClellan could move quickly enough.

Antietam, South Mountain, and Harpers Ferry: A Battlefield

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Do the larger battlefield sites have guided tours or do you just take your own audio tours? Generals Lee and Jackson met on the Telegraph Road to coordinate a final assault across the entire Federal line. [14] "Battle of Gaines Mill, Valley of the Chickahominy, Virginia, June 27, 1862." March 25, 1865 - The last offensive for Lee's Army of Northern Virginia begins with an attack on the center of Grant's forces at Petersburg. Burnside had four divisions (12,500 troops) and 50 guns east of Antietam Creek.

Soldier's Journey: An Account of Private Isaac Bobst, 128th

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Lee and the Confederate Army attempted to capture the Union Army under General George B. Maxcy Gregg's brigade of South Carolinians attacked the 16th Connecticut on Rodman's left flank in the cornfield of farmer John Otto. For queries like that, I always turn to E. Unbeknownst to the young officer, the project would become the most significant work of his life. Anderson's Georgia brigade from the right flank of the army to aid Jackson. With dwindling food supplies and no chance of  winning against the Confederates, Fort Sumt…er was surrendered.

Antietam National Battlefield Maryland

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The 45-minute lecture can be supported quite nicely with a short essay on the same topic from McPherson that is also available on the Gilder Lehrman website. One reason might be was that he had the chance to destroy General Lee's Army of Northern Virginia, but was unable to do so; 5. As I do the readings for this series I struggle to keep up with locations, historical figures, and who won a battle. R8 1979 The Battlefield of Shiloh, Tennessee, 1862. To stop the leader of the Sons of Liberty, Rolfe places spies within the organization.

Counter-Thrust: From the Peninsula to the Antietam (Great

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Grant’s break out of Chattanooga was one of the most dramatic reversals of fortune to occur during the Civil War. This rankled Burnside, and some historians believe it caused him to move sluggishly in his effort to take the stone bridge that now bears his name. Richardson personally dispatched the brigade of Brig. Upon the withdrawal of the Army of the Potomac from the Peninsula, Porter and his corps were attached to the Army of Virginia just in time for the disastrous Second Manassas campaign.