Antietam at 150
Brown, John S., Army
September 17 marks the 150th anniversary of the Battle of Antietam, the bloodiest single day in American history. The battlefield, not far from Washington, D.C., still retains much of its original character. The campaign remains a case study in operational maneuver and the battle a testimony to courage under fire.
In the July issue we discussed Union GEN George B. McClellan's Peninsular Campaign and its inglorious end. Learning that McClellan was withdrawing his army by sea from the peninsula, Confederate GEN Robert E. Lee broke away and hastened to defeat Union forces in northern Virginia before McClellan could rejoin them. These were commanded by MG John Pope, a capable general …
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Publication information: Article title: Antietam at 150. Contributors: Brown, John S. - Author. Magazine title: Army. Volume: 62. Issue: 9 Publication date: September 2012. Page number: 91+. © Association of the United States Army Feb 2009. Provided by ProQuest LLC. All Rights Reserved.