Antietam 1862 The Civil War's Bloodiest Day Osprey


Antietam 1862 The Civil War's Bloodiest Day Osprey Military Campaign [PDF / EPUB] Antietam 1862 The Civil War's Bloodiest Day Osprey Military Campaign Osprey's examination of the Battle of Antietam which was one of the critical battles of the American Civil War 1861 1865 The fortunes of the South were riding high after the resounding victory at Seco Osprey's The Civil War's Bloodiest Kindle - examination of the Battle of Antietam which The Civil PDF ´ was one of the critical battles of the American Civil War The fortunes of the South were riding Antietam 1862 MOBI :ß high after the resounding victory at Second Manassas While Bragg and Kirby Smith invaded Kentucky Lee's invasion of Maryland was intended to maintain the Southern offensive momentum and to 1862 The Civil Epub ß win the recognition of the European powers But his bold plan was compromised and at the Antietam River the Army of Northern Virginia was fighting for its very life 1862 The Civil War's Bloodiest PDF \ This title examines the build up to Hooker's attack and details the famous clashes at Bloody Lane and Burnside Bridge.


6 thoughts on “Antietam 1862 The Civil War's Bloodiest Day Osprey Military Campaign

  1. says:

    Another volume from Osprey Campaign series dealing with the battle of AntietamSharpsburg during American Civil War Format of this series and available space of about 90 pages is perfectly suited for a compact primer regarding set piece battles of this character Literary content is adeuate to the task and covers the initial situation course of the engagement and its aftermath As always when it comes to Osprey publications the true strength of this little volume consists of excellent graphics material consisting of full color maps contemporary photographs lithography and modern color plates


  2. says:

    Another excellent addition to the fine Osprey Campaign seriesThe author goes into precise detail on the entire Maryland campaign Describing the fighting not merely at Antietam but the precursors at South Mountain Compton Ridge with eual clarity and providing potted biographies of all the divisional commandersLike all such volumes there are sections on the background to the campaign the commanders and here there are a fascinating mix to work with from the talented but vacillatory McClellan to the hard drinking and licentious Fighting Joe Hooker and the incompetent and truculent Burnside and that is only to mention the Union triumvirate It offers a full breakdown of the armies and describes the particular problems faced at this early stage in the war where volunteer regiments still bridled at proper military discipline It finishers with an overview of the situation at the end of 1862 and offers analysis as to who really were the winners and losers of this bloodiest day of the Civil War Astonishingly it is revealed that total losses on 17th April 1862 dwarved total American losses during the Mexican American War of 1847 1848 by a considerable margin Union losses alone were over 2000 dead compared to 658 combat deaths against the MexicansThe work fits a lot into it's 90 pages and is an excellent introduction to both the campaign and teh American Civil War in general


  3. says:

    a brief primer in the traditional Osprey format it provides a good overview of the Antietam campaign and the battle itself Steven Sears book is far longer and far weighty on the matter but in 95 pages Stevens has acuitted himself rather well


  4. says:

    Fairly good overview of the 1862 Maryland campaign Did notice a couple small mistakes For example Mr Stevens wrote that McClellan exceeded his orders taking field command of the Army while Stephen W Sears said in his book that McClellan was given field command by Lincoln himself


  5. says:

    a historical book that break downs the story of the time with historical maps and documents


  6. says:

    Short history of the battle at Antietam Not much detail but fine for a summary which is what I was looking for Very dry


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