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To Antietam Creek : the Maryland Campaign of September 1862

Author: D Scott Hartwig
Publisher: Baltimore : The Johns Hopkins University Press, 2012.
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McClellan as commander of the Army of the Potomac through the Confederate invasion, the siege and capture of Harpers Ferry, the day-long Battle of South Mountain, and, ultimately, to the eve of the  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: D Scott Hartwig
ISBN: 9781421406312 1421406314
OCLC Number: 772774167
Description: 794 pages : illustrations, maps ; 26 cm
Contents: The return of McClellan: "General, I am in command again" --
The Army of Northern Virginia: "Who could not conquer with troops such as these" --
The Army of Northern Virginia enters Maryland: "Our movements will be rapid" --
The Army of the Potomac: "If we fail now the North has no hope" --
The Army of the Potomac advances to Frederick: "You may be sure that I will follow them as closely as I can" --
Harpers Ferry: "To the last extremity" --
The Battle for Maryland Heights: "For god's sake don't fall back" --
September 13: "My general idea is to cut the enemy in two" --
The morning battle for Fox's Gap: "My god! Be careful!" --
Afternoon at Fox's Gap: "So little did we know of the etiquette of war" --
The First Corps attacks: "It looked like a task to storm" --
The Battle for Hill 1280: "Some of you will get hurt" --
Into Turner's Gap: "An ugly looking place to attack" --
Crampton's Gap: "The best fighting that has been done in this war" --
Retreat from South Mountain: "God has seldom given an army a grater victory than this" --
The trap closes and a cavalry dash: "The fate of Harper's Ferry was sealed" --
The fall of Harpers Ferry: "Through god's blessing, Harper's Ferry and its garrison are to be surrendered" --
September 16: "We are entirely too methodical" --
Eve of battle: "I shall not, however, soon forget that night."
Responsibility: D. Scott Hartwig.
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