Faces of Union Soldiers at South Mountain & Harpers Ferry

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The first Confederate invasion of the North in the fall of 1862 led to a series of engagements known as the Maryland Campaign. Though best remembered for its climax, there was desperate fighting at both South Mountain and Harpers Ferry prior to the bloodletting at Antietam Creek. These battles in particular were desperate affairs of bloody attacks and determined defense. In this work are the images of thirty Union soldiers, published here for the first time, that help give a face and a history to those men who struggled up the slopes of South Mountain or sheltered from Confederate cannons at Harpers Ferry. Join Matthew Borders and Joseph Stahl as they introduce you to these men, their battles and their stories.
ISBN: 9781467147439
Format: Paperback
Publisher: The History Press
State: Maryland
Series: Civil War
Images: 60
Pages: 192
Dimensions: 6 (w) x 9 (h)
Matthew Borders has an MS in historic preservation. He is a park ranger at Monocacy National Battlefield and a member of the Save Historic Antietam Foundation and the Frederick County Civil War Round Table. He was one of the 2019 recipients of the Save Historic Antietam Foundation’s Dr. Joseph Harsh Award. Joseph W. Stahl has an MBA; is retired from the Institute for Defense Analyses; is a member of the Company of Military Historians, Save Historic Antietam Foundation and Hagerstown Civil War Roundtable; and is coauthor of Identification Discs of Union Soldiers in the Civil War. Both are NPS Certified Battlefield Guides at Antietam National Battlefield and Harpers Ferry National Historical Park. Their first book together was Faces of Union Soldiers at Antietam.
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