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War MattersMaterial Culture in the Civil War Era$
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Joan E. Cashin

Print publication date: 2018

Print ISBN-13: 9781469643205

Published to North Carolina Scholarship Online: May 2019

DOI: 10.5149/northcarolina/9781469643205.001.0001

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Nature as Material Culture

Nature as Material Culture

Antietam National Battlefield

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(p.53) 3 Nature as Material Culture
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War Matters
Author(s):
Lisa M. Brady, Timothy Silver
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University of North Carolina Press
DOI:10.5149/northcarolina/9781469643205.003.0004

The environment played an active role in the war, requiring human beings to adapt to geographic constraints. The forces of nature and the forces of nature interacted with each other during battle, as events at the battle of Antietam in 1862 demonstrate. The location of small hills and sunken roads affected the outcome of this important battle.

Keywords:   Battle of Antietam, Sharpsburg, Maryland, Dunker Church, Bloody Lane, Sunken Road, Landscape, George B. McClellan, Robert E. Lee, National Park Service

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