Antietam Campaign

The Battle of Antietam pitted Union General George McClellan's Army of the Potomac against General Robert E. Lee and his Army of Northern Virginia. The Maryland Campaign was Lee's first attempt to take the war North and it was McClellan who was tasked by President Abraham Lincoln with stopping him.

Before Antietam: The Battle for South Mountain
The Antietam Campaign
The Bloodiest Day: The Battle of Antietam
Antietam: Essays on the 1862 Maryland Campaign
The Maps of Antietam: An Atlas of The Antietam (Sharpsburg) Campaign, Including the Battle of South Mountain, September 2 - 20, 1862
The Antietam Campaign
Epic Battles Of The Civil War Volume 3: Antietam (Historical Comics)
The Maryland Campaign of 1862 and Its Aftermath: Volume 6
Antietam National Battlefield
Shepherdstown: Last Clash of the Antietam Campaign, September 19-20, 1862
Burnside's Bridge
Crossroads of Freedom: Antietam: The Battle that Changed the Course of the Civil War
Antietam Farmsteads: A Guide to the Battlefield Landscape
Too Afraid to Cry: Maryland Civilians in the Antietam Campaign
Guide to the Battle of Antietam (U.S. Army War College Guides to Civil War Battles)

Maj. Gen. A. P. Hill’s division, which had remained behind at Harpers Ferry to oversee the surrender, was marching hard to reach the battlefield. The only question was whether Hill’s “Light Division” would arrive in time to save the Army of Northern Virginia.6
Bradley M. Gottfried, The Maps of Antietam: An Atlas of The Antietam (Sharpsburg) Campaign, Including the Battle of South Mountain, September 2 - 20, 1862

A full appreciation of this crucial position requires an examination of the Confederate defense on this side of Antietam Creek and a walk across the famous Burnside Bridge to explore the IX Corps’ efforts to cross the span and push up to this high ground and beyond.
Carol Reardon, A Field Guide to Antietam: Experiencing the Battlefield through Its History, Places, and People

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