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Tracing the development of the entire campaign through the summer and early fall of 1862 when Lee's daring invasion was met by McClellan's cautious defense, the author explains the complexities of each commander's strategic decisions at the bloody struggle at Antietam. Over 100 illustrations.
Hardcover, 184 pages
Published February 1st 1990 by Smithmark Publishers
(first published 1990)
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This description of the campaign which culminated in the Battle of Antietam (or according to the Confederates, Sharpsburg), is a little bit of a struggle to wade through, but is full of charts, maps, and side-bar entrees on various topics.
John Ashton Cannon was an English historian specialising in 18th-century British politics. He was educated at Hertford Grammar School where he gained a scholarship to Peterhouse, Cambridge, and gained his PhD at Bristol University (where he was appointed Lecturer in 1961 and Senior Lecturer in 1967 as well as Reader in 1970). During his time at Bristol, he also became involved in Radio Bristol whe ...more