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Field Armies & Fortifications in the Civil WarThe Eastern Campaigns, 1861-1864$
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Earl J. Hess

Print publication date: 2005

Print ISBN-13: 9780807829318

Published to North Carolina Scholarship Online: July 2014

DOI: 10.5149/9780807876398_Hess

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: Second Manassas, Antietam, and the Maryland Campaign

: Second Manassas, Antietam, and the Maryland Campaign

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Field Armies & Fortifications in the Civil War

Earl J. Hess

University of North Carolina Press

This chapter examines the use of fortifications by the Army of the Potomac and the Army of Northern Virginia in the Second Manassas, Antietam, and Maryland campaigns during the Civil War. It first considers the defenses initiated by Confederates General Robert E. Lee for Richmond before turning to the Second Manassas, focusing on the railroad grade of the Manassas Gap Railroad. The chapter then looks at the defenses of Washington, Lee's Maryland and Antietam campaigns, and the defenses for Harpers Ferry.

Keywords:   fortifications, Potomac, Northern Virginia, Second Manassas, Antietam, Maryland, Civil War, defenses, Robert E. Lee, Harpers Ferry

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