Battle Digest - Antietam

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Christopher J. Petty/Michael E. Haskew
Pub Date:
April 2020
Gate Fold (6pg.), maps, images, gloss laminate


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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. It was a significant enough strategic “victory” to discourage European intervention in the Civil War and for President Abraham Lincoln to broaden the moral aspects of the conflict by issuing his famous Emancipation Proclamation.


Learn why Robert E. Lee took great risk in dividing his army as he moved north, and how General McClellan squandered an opportunity for victory with his uncoordinated assaults during the battle.


The Battle Digest summary includes all the key aspects of the campaign and battle, including maps, images, and lessons learned.




Christopher J. Petty is a retired Army Brigadier General, a graduate of West Point, and the U.S. Army War College. His career spanned multiple commands, including combat operations during the Iraq "Surge" and a NATO command in Bosnia. Chris's unique blend of three decades of military experience, the love of history, and a passion for understanding the timeless lessons of war, make Battle Digest a unique, time-saving, and powerful resource. Michael Haskew is the author of West Point 1915: Eisenhower, Bradley and the Class the Stars Fell On, and Appomattox, The Last Days of Robert E. Lee’s Army of Northern Virginia. He has written numerous other books and contributed to many others. He has also authored many magazine, periodic, and newspaper articles during a 37-year career in journalism. He is the editor of WWII History Magazine. He resides in Chattanooga, Tennessee.