The Battle of Antietam: The Bloodiest Day

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The heavy fog that shrouded Antietam Creek on the morning of September 17, 1862, was disturbed by the boom of Federal artillery fire. The carnage and chaos began in the East Woods and Cornfield and continued inexorably on as McClellan's and Lee's troops collided at the West Woods, Bloody Lane and Burnside Bridge. Though outnumbered, the Rebels still managed to hold their ground until nightfall. Chief historian of the Antietam National Battlefield, Ted Alexander renders a fresh and gripping portrayal of the battle, its aftermath, the effect on the civilians of Sharpsburg and the efforts to preserve the hallowed spot. Maps by master cartographer Steven Stanley add further depth to Alexander's account of the Battle of Antietam.
ISBN: 9781609491796
Format: Paperback
Publisher: The History Press
State: Maryland
Series: Civil War
Images: 71
Pages: 192
Dimensions: 6 (w) x 9 (h)
Ted Alexander is the chief historian at the Antietam National Battlefield, where he has worked for more than twenty-six years. He is the author, editor or contributor to ten books on the Civil War and other aspects of American history. Ted is also the author of more than two hundred articles and book reviews for publications such as the Civil War Times, Blue and Gray, North and South and the Washington Times. Ted has a BA in history from the University of Maryland, College Park, and an MA in history from the University of Maryland, Baltimore County. Ted is a U.S. Marine Corps veteran of Vietnam, where he served a tour and a half and was awarded the Navy Commendation Medal with Combat V. He is the founder and coordinator of the very popular Chambersburg Civil War Seminars. Through these events, Ted has been instrumental in helping to raise more than $150,000 for battlefield preservation. Currently, he is serving as a consultant for the upcoming HBO miniseries To Appomattox.
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