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Volume Six, No. 2

The Maryland Campaign of 1862 and its Aftermath

Format: Paperback, 216 pages
Price: $12.95
ISBN: 1-882810-56-2
eBook: Not available at this time
Published: 1998

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About this Book

This issue covers some of the preliminary maneuvering and fighting of Antietam and primarily includes aspects of the battle's afternoon phase as well as events that occurred in the wake of this epic struggle, such as the fight at Shepherdstown and the Battle of Antietam's impact on the civilians of Sharpsburg, plus:

  • Introduction
  • The Narrative of Friedrich Meyer: A German Freiwilliger (Volunteer) in the Army of the Potomac
  • Lafayette McLaws' Aide-De-Camp: The Maryland Campaign Diary of Captain Henry Lord Page King
  • From Fox's Gap to the Sherrick Farm: The 79th New York Highlanders in the Maryland Campaign
  • "Dying as Brave Men Should Die": The Attack and Defense of Burnside's Bridge
  • Baptism of Fire: The 118th Pennsylvania ("Corn Exchange") Infantry at the Battle of Shepherdstown
  • Destruction, Disease, and Death: The Battle of Antietam and the Sharpsburg Civilians
  • Postscript: The "Lost Order" and the Press
  • Book Reviews
  • Index