Antietam, South Mountain, and Harpers Ferry: A Battlefield Guide
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BeschreibungA guide to the sites in Maryland and West Virginia associated with the Antietam campaign, including excursions to Harpers Ferry and South Mountain. Thorough descriptions and analyses, augmented with vignettes and numerous maps, it conveys the mechanics as well as the human experience of the campaign.
InhaltsverzeichnisAcknowledgements; Introduction; How to Use this Guide Antietam The Road to Antietam; Antietam National Battlefield Visitor Center Stop 1 Battlefield Vista; Stop 1a - Battlefield Vista; Stop 1b - Lee Arrives, September 15, 1862; Stop 1c - Lee Deploys and Plans, September 16, 1862; Stop 1d - Lee's Battle Plan, September 17, 1862; Stop 2 Pry House; Stop 2a - The Federals arrive, September 15, 1862; Stop 2b - McClellan Deploys his Command, September 16, 1862; Stop 2c - McClellan Plans and Manages the Battle, September 17, 1862 Overview of Hooker's Fight, 5:30-9:00 A.M. Stop 3 North Woods; Stop 3a - Hooker moves into position, September 16-17, 1862; Stop 3b - The First Corps Attacks, 5:00-6:00 A.M.; Stop 4 East Woods; Stop 4a - Twilight Skirmish, September 16, 1862, 4:30-7:00 P.M.; Stop 4b - Ricketts's Battle, September 17, 1862, 5:00-7:00 A.M.; Stop 5 The Hagerstown Pike; Stop 5a - Doubleday's Attack, 6:00-6:30 A.M.; Stop 5b - Into the Cornfield, 6:30-7:00 A.M.; Stop 6 The Cornfield; Stop 6a - Hood's Counterattack, 6:45-7:15 A.M.; Stop 6b - Hood's Repulse, 7:15-7:45 A.M.; Stop 6c - Hill stabilizes the front, 7:45-8:30 A.M.; Stop 6d - Greene's Advance, 8:15-9:00 A.M. Overview of Sumner's Fight, 9:00 A.M.-2:00 P.M. Stop 7 West Woods; Stop 7a - Sumner Arrives, 7:00-9:00 A.M.; Stop 7b - Into the West Woods, 9:00-9:30 A.M.; Stop 7c - McLaws Arrives, 8:00-9:30 A.M.; Stop 7d - "We must get out of this," 9:00-10:00 A.M.; Stop 7e - Gordon's Charge, 9:45-10:15 A.M.; Stop 8 Dunker Church; Stop 8a - Greene Seizes the West Woods, 9:00 A.M.-12:45 P.M.; Stop 8b - Franklin's Battle, 1:00-3:00 P.M.; Stop 9 Bloody Lane; Stop 9a - French Arrives, 7:30-9:30 A.M.; Stop 9b - French's Attack, 9:30-11:00 A.M.; Stop 9c - The Union Breakthrough, 11:00 A.M.-1:30 P.M. Overview of Burnside's Fight, 10:00 A.M.-6:00 P.M. Stop 10 Burnside Bridge; Stop 10a - "A Difficult Task", 9:00-11:15 A.M.; Stop 10b - The Federal Success, 11:15 A.M.-1:30 P.M.; Stop 11 The Ninth Corps Attacks; Stop 11a - The Federals Deploy, 1:00-3:00 P.M.; Stop 11b - Christ's and Welsh's Advance, 3:15-4:30 P.M.; Stop 11c - Rodman's Attack, 3:15-4:30 P.M.; Stop 12 Otto Cornfield; Stop 12a - A.P. Hill arrives, 3:00-4:15 P.M.; Stop 12b - The 16th Connecticut, 3:45-4:30 P.M.; Stop 12c - The Federals Hold The Bridge, 4:30-6:00 P.M.; Stop 13 Lee's Headquarters; Stop 13a - Lee's Council of War, September 17, 1862; Stop 13b - The Day After, September 18, 1862; Stop 14 National Cemetery; Stop 14a - Lee Retreats, September 18-21, 1862; Stop 14b - Antietam National Cemetery Optional Excursions Excursion 1 Bloody Lane; Stop A - Hill's Defense, 9:30 A.M.; Stop B - Weber's and Morris's Attacks, 9:30-10:00 A.M.; Stop C - Kimball's Attack, 10:00-10:15 A.M.; Stop D - Anderson and Richardson Arrive, 10:00-11:15 A.M.; Stop E - The Irish Brigade Attacks, 11:15-11:45 A.M.; Stop F - The Sunken Road is Captured, 11:45 A.M.-12:15 P.M.; Stop G - The Union Attack Stalls, 12:15-2:00 P.M. Excursion 2 Burnside Bridge Stop A - Toombs's Position, 7:30 A.M.-10:00 A.M.; Stop B - The First Federal Assault, 10:00-10:30 A.M.
PortraitEthan S. Rafuse is an associate professor of military history at the U.S. Army Command and General Staff College. He is the author of several books, including "McClellan's War: The Failure of Moderation in the Struggle for the Union," and is the coeditor of "The Ongoing Civil War: New Versions of Old Stories."
Pressestimmen"A refreshing and original study of America's bloodiest day that is free of the cliches found in some previous works on this subject. Using original sources and consulting the latest scholarship on Antietam, Rafuse has written a superb battle and campaign study." Ted Alexander, chief historian of Antietam National Battlefield "Insightful and informed, written in a graceful style, with excellent maps, Antietam, South Mountain, and Harpers Ferry: A Battlefield Guide will be an invaluable resource for the Civil War aficionado, as well as the casual visitor to the battlefield." Edwin C. Bearss, chief historian emeritus of the National Park Service "Teems with incisive narratives, telling vignettes, and astute analysis. First-time visitors and seasoned students of the Civil War alike can learn much by consulting this work before, during, and after they tour the site of the costliest single day in American military history." Carol Reardon, professor of military history at Pennsylvania State University
Untertitel: 'This Hallowed Ground: Guides t'. Sprache: Englisch.
Verlag: UNIV OF NEBRASKA PR
Erscheinungsdatum: Dezember 2008
Seitenanzahl: 263 Seiten