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Antietam 1862 - The Civil War's Bloodiest Day

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Antietam 1862 - The Civil War's Bloodiest Day
by Osprey
Author: Norman Stevens
Publish Year: 1994
Pages: 96
Dimensions: 7.5x10x.33"
Restockable: Yes
NKG part #: 2148584231
Mfg. part #: OSPCAM032
Type: Softcover
Series: CAM32

Description

Antietam was one of the critical battles of the American Civil War. The fortunes of the South were riding high after the resounding victory at Second Manassas. While Bragg and Kirby Smith invaded Kentucky, Lee's invasion of Maryland was intended to maintain the Southern offensive momentum and to win the recognition of the European powers. But his bold plan was compromised - and at the Antietam River the Army of Northern Virginia was fighting for its very life. This title examines the build-up to Hooker's attack, and details the famous clashes at Bloody Lane and Burnside Bridge.

Contents:

The Campaign
The Opposing Commanders
The Opposing Armies
South Mountain
Opposing Plans, 17 September 1862
Antietam: Hooker's Attack
Antietam: Bloody Lane
Antietam: Burnside Bridge
Aftermath
The Battlefield Today
Chronology
A Guide to Further Reading
Wargaming the Antietam Campaign