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The Antietam Campaign
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The Antietam Campaign

Gary W. Gallagher

Abstract

The Maryland campaign of September 1862 ranks among the most important military operations of the American Civil War. Crucial political, diplomatic, and military issues were at stake as Robert E. Lee and George B. McClellan maneuvered and fought in the western part of the state. The climactic clash came on September 17 at the battle of Antietam, where more than 23,000 men fell in the single bloodiest day of the war. Approaching topics related to Lee's and McClellan's operations from a variety of perspectives, contributors to this book explore questions regarding military leadership, strategy, ... More

Keywords: Maryland campaign, American Civil War, Robert E. Lee, George B. McClellan, Antietam, military leadership, strategy, tactics, military units

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 1999 Print ISBN-13: 9780807824818
Published to North Carolina Scholarship Online: July 2014 DOI:10.5149/9780807835913_gallagher

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Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Gary W. Gallagher, editor

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