Antietam: Day of Courage and Sorrow (Cobblestone the Civil

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His death, at age thirty-five, was deeply mourned by Sherman and Grant, both of whom considered McPherson to be a protégé whose accomplishments would surpass their own. Sherman was optimistic from the outset, writing to his wife Ellen on May 22, 1864: "I think I have the best army in the country, and if I cant [sic] take Atlanta and Stir up Georgia considerably I am mistaken." 5 Despite several battlefield setbacks, most severely at Kennesaw Mountain on June 27, the Union armies gained ground and forced the outnumbered Confederate Army of Tennessee, led by General Joseph E.
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The Antietam Campaign (American Civil War)

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He was of a very social disposition, loved to be in the midst of friends, old or young, and while he could keep up his end of the conversa�tion with anecdote, reminiscence, or argument, was also a good listener.� Following his retirement in 1891, John Gibbon settled into the family home at 239 West Biddle Street in Baltimore. Marie Olivier de Vezin, made a vow to have a Mass of Thanksgiving sung annually should the American forces win.
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Antietam - Naional Battlefield Site

Frederick Tilberg

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Upon learning of the general’s situation, he quickly put five of his brigades on the road toward Sharpsburg. This book gives new light to otherwise overlooked segments of the campaign mainly the realm of the political spectrum. He said that what I saw was Confederate Gen. Four years with the Army of the Potomac, pp. 473-484, 513-526. R., Middletown Valley, Weverton; to Hancock and Round Top; to Cumberland, Will’s creek and Will’s mountain; to Lonaconing by the George’s Creek and Cumberland R.
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Crossroads of Freedom: Antietam (Pivotal Moments in American

James M. McPherson

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Hill got around the Federal left flank near the sunken road, and although they were driven back by a fierce charge of the 5th New Hampshire, this stemmed the collapse of the center. The excavations did not bring forth any hidden treasures. Lee's Lieutenants: A Study in Command, 3 vols (New York 1942-1944), by Douglas Southall Freeman. Massachusetts Military Historical Society, 1903, v. iii, pp. 1-26. Letterman’s plan still provides the basis for triage and modern emergency and military medical care.
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Memorial Address Delivered by Col. Ephraim F. Anderson at

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He won the battle of Gettysburg shortly after being appointed the commander of the Army of the Potomac. Kentucky's Mountain Life Museum in London features seven pioneer settlement buildings filled with relics from that agricultural era. Eventually, though, the Union Amy was able to push back Lee's army and cause them to retreat from Northern soil. Although the tree line south of the presidential library now obscures the sweeping view of the battlefield from Sherman's observation point, his advantageous position can be visualized from the cyclorama painting 's depiction of the Union commander on horseback, surveying the combat scene from high ground, and by locating the Augustus Hurt and Troup Hurt houses on a battlefield map.
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Civil Warscapes: Antietam, Images from the 17th of September

Matthew A. Holzman

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There are three clearly visible concentrations: an eastern one that con- sisis of fied and unfied balls of boil ile Piussian }agei troops and the French. Featherstonhaugh ( 89 ) ate canvas-back duck and crabs at Barnum’s, and then went to Frederick and Harper’s Ferry; and A. Below is a list of the battles fought during the Civil War as recorded by the United States Civil War Center. Colonel Gibbon paused for a moment in a clearing and turned to his adjutant, Lieutenant Charles A.
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The Golden Age of Battlefield Preservation: The Decade of

Timothy B. Smith

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The shotgun they give you is useless: you must aim spot-on to affect an enemy, so why not just use the rifle? Jackson defended the left (northern) flank, anchored on the Potomac, Longstreet the right (southern) flank, anchored on the Antietam, a line that was about 4 miles (6 km) long. (As the battle progressed and Lee shifted units, these corps boundaries overlapped considerably.) On the evening of September 16, McClellan ordered Hooker's I Corps to cross Antietam Creek and probe the enemy positions.
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The Maryland Campaign of September 1862. Volume 2: Antietam

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Their commander was Major Leopold Blumenberg, a Jewish immigrant from East Prussia. The game includes all of the previous series capabilities, including a Scenario Editor for editing and creating new scenarios and orders of battle. September 19, 1862 - With support from Fitz-John Porter's Fifth Corps, Union cavalry under Alfred Pleasonton take positions opposite Shepherdstown on the Maryland shore of the Potomac River. Two boats sent ashore at Penniman’s Mills chased off the Confederates and returned with some small arms, a chain, and spyglasses.
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Antietam and the Maryland and Virginia Campaigns of 1862

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Often the smell of gunpowder is dominate and other times the smell of fear and pain, say many who have visited. Three corps from Pope’s ill-fated Army of Virginia were also in the fold. At dawn on August 17, 1863, 153 years ago today, an 8-inch Parrott rifle on Morris Island fired a shot at dawn on August 17, 1863, 153 years ago today a massive bombardment of Fort Sumter. S. presidency, serving two terms marred by scandal.
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So You Think You Know Antietam?, The Stories Behind

James Gindlesperger

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The correspondence is comprised chiefly of letters sent of Ranger's wife and father in regards to his experiences of being stationed on garrison duty in Washington, D. The bridge was dominated by a 100-foot (30 m) high wooded bluff on the west bank, strewn with boulders from an old quarry, making infantry and sharpshooter fire from good covered positions a dangerous impediment to crossing. He planted the first eucalyptus grove in Linda Vista, and some of those trees are still standing.
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