Antietam

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The Antietam summary is a professional quality, glossy, tri-fold brochure summarizing all key aspects of the battle. It also includes important lessons on strategy, tactics, and leadership. Request your copy today.

After a year and a half of fighting, the Confederacy held the military initiative in the Civil War. In the West, Confederate forces were on the march toward the Ohio River Valley. In the East, Gen. Robert E. Lee, who had recently assumed command of the Army of Northern Virginia, had just defeated Gen. John Pope’s Union Army of Virginia in the Second Bull Run Campaign. During the late summer of 1862, Confederate forces launched their first invasion of the North. When Union forces met them near Sharpsburg, Maryland, along Antietam Creek, the result was the “bloodiest day” in American military history. Although the Battle of Antietam was a tactical draw, Union Gen. George McClellan stopped Lee’s invasion.

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