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Read To Antietam Creek D. Scott Hartwig ↠ 0 Free read Free read To Antietam Creek 100 E The future of the Union hung in the balance The campaign that followed lasted only two weeks but it changed the course of the Civil WarFor the sesuicentennial of Antietam and the Maryland Campaign D Scott Hartwig delivers a two volume study of the campaign and climactic battle This riveting first installment takes the An excellent look at the period leading up to the Battle of Antietam in 1862 I was especially impressed with the details on the Battle of South Mountain and am looking forward to the book on the battle itself

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Read To Antietam Creek D. Scott Hartwig ↠ 0 Free read Free read To Antietam Creek 100 Reader from the controversial return of George B McClellan as commander of the Army of the Potomac through the Confederate invasion the siege and capture of Harpers Ferry the day long Battle of South Mountain and ultimately to the eve of the great and terrible Battle of Antietam794 pages in total 652 pages of narrative One of the best Civil War histories I have read a comprehensive thorough look at the leadup to the Battle of Antietam Hartwig does well what many Civil War histories do poorly provide a detailed examination not so much of how the battle of fought but why it was fought where it was why the timing of events occurred as they did etc Too often Civil War battle histories simply state that this formation arrived just at this moment but the logic of how and why they arrive which is in the end the difference in the fight is largely unexamined Hartwig remedies that omission in glorious detail and vivid writing that makes what for some may seem like the dull logistics and maneuvering of an army on the march into the high paced race for time and position that it was Can t wait for the next book With that said this is definitely a book for Civil War buffs if you just want a basic overview of the campaign and key events look elsewhere This is for those of us who want to revel in the glorious details of how a campaign was fought and won

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Read To Antietam Creek D. Scott Hartwig ↠ 0 Free read Free read To Antietam Creek 100 In September 1862 the Federal army huddled within the defenses of Washington disorganized and discouraged from its recent defeat at Second Manassas Confederate General Robert E Lee led his tough and confident Army of Northern Virginia into Maryland in a bold gamble to force a showdown that would win Southern independenc I cannot imagine there is a book in print or out of print that covers the Maryland Campaign of 1862 as thoroughly and comprehensively as D Scott Hartwig s To Antietam Creek He appears to have left no stone unturned In 652 pages of text plus three appendices he covers the Maryland campaign in extensive sometimes excruciating detail up to the eve of the clash along Antietam Creek Hartwig made impressive use of numerous first hand accounts in letters and memoirs and delved deeply into official records and previously published works by credible historians His account unlike many others is well balanced between the Union and Confederate perspectives It is as focused and complete as could be expected from a man with 34 years in the National Park Service including 20 years as the supervisory historian at Gettysburg Hartwig unravels many misconceptions about the campaign in particular regarding the actual numbers engaged on each side the speed of McClellan s advance to South Mountain the march discipline of the armies straggling was epidemic on both sides the reputations of certain Southern division and brigade commanders and the comparative performance of the staff officers in each army I appreciated the attention given to the achievements of Lafayette McLaws of Georgia For many years he has been criticized or just ignored by historians and deserved better Hartwig gives McLaws his due Overall To Antietam Creek rates a solid Four Stars in my libraryWhy only Four Stars Hartwig s book too freuently misnames misidentifies or misspells the names of important figures and places The Chief Justice of the US Supreme Court Roger B Taney is referred to as Tawney In the course of the book Confederate Brigadier General Nathan G Shanks Evans is called Nathaniel then Nathan and later Nathaniel again Confederate Brigadier General Ambrose Rans Wright is dubbed Augustus and cavalry leader William E Grumble Jones is called John Union Brigadier General Isaac Rodman is referred to as Israel This sloppiness bleeds over to place names The Virginia heights opposite Harpers Ferry it lost the apostrophe many years ago are sometimes spelled Loudon and then as Loudoun Heights Loudoun is correct Hartwig could not decide on the name of the road running westward from Harpers Ferry It was Charlestown Pike and then Charleston then Charlestown again Charles Town often then Charlestown lies close to Harpers Ferry to the southwest Charleston now West Virginia s capital is 300 miles distant Admittedly these are minor miscues but so much sloppiness reflects badly upon a serious work of history Just a little effort by a knowledgeable proofreader could have corrected these errors I notice others reviewers have praised the maps I disagree In books on battles or campaigns good maps are critical Provision of too many small scale maps hinders the reader s ability to follow along with the movements of operations To Antietam Creek concentrates its few large scale maps in the later half of the book The large scale maps lack details of topographical features such as names of watercourses roads farm lanes villages etc which are pertinent to the account While such features may appear on the maps they are not identified Too often farms particular roads or creeks are mentioned in the text but then not indicated on the mapsDespite its shortcomings D Scott Hartwig s To Antietam Creek is one of the best books on the US Civil War I have read in years A second volume on the Battle of Antietam is in production I look forward to it


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  • Hardcover
  • 808
  • To Antietam Creek
  • D. Scott Hartwig
  • English
  • 01 April 2018
  • 9781421406312

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