Connecticut Yankees at Antietam

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September 17, 1862--The Battle of Antietam was the single bloodiest day of the Civil War. In the intense conflict and its aftermath across the farm fields and woodlots near the village of Sharpsburg, Maryland, more than two hundred men from Connecticut died. Their grave sites are scattered throughout the Nutmeg State, from Willington to Madison and Brooklyn to Bristol. Author John Banks chronicles their mostly forgotten stories using diaries, pension records and soldiers' letters. Learn of Henry Adams, a twenty-two-year-old private from East Windsor who lay incapacitated in the cornfield for nearly two days before he was found; Private Horace Lay of Hartford, who died with his wife by his side in a small church that served as a hospital after the battle; and Captain Frederick Barber of Manchester, who survived a field operation only to die days later. Discover the stories of these and many more brave Yankees who fought in the fields of Antietam.
ISBN: 9781609499518
Format: Paperback
Publisher: The History Press
State: Connecticut
Series: Civil War
Images: 59
Pages: 192
Dimensions: 6 (w) x 9 (h)
John Banks was a longtime editor at The Dallas Morning News, where he supervised coverage of three Olympics. He has worked at ESPN since 2006, supervising NFL coverage on John is a member of the Connecticut Civil War Roundtable and speaks frequently about Antietam throughout Connecticut.
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