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The Gleam of Bayonets: The Battle of Antietam and Robert E. Lee's Maryland Campaign, September 1862
One of the bloodiest days in American military history, the Battle of Antietam turned the tide of the Civil War in favor of the North and delivered the first major defeat to Robert E. Lee's army. In The Gleam of Bayonets, James V. Murfin gives a compelling account of the events and personalities involved in this momentous battle. The gentleness and patience of Lincoln, the ...more
Paperback, 451 pages
Published September 1st 2004 by Lsu Press
(first published 1965)
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Although this book lacked some details that i might have found interesting, as in more information about the expedition to Loudoun Heights during the Battle of Harpers Ferry, it does delve into often overlooked and misinterpreted details of the Maryland campaign, and especially the story of McClellan. Most important,it is written masterfully, truly history as a story.