Antietam: The Soldiers' Battle
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Savas Beatie, 2014.
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English

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John Michael Priest., John Michael Priest|AUTHOR., & Jay Luvaas|AUTHOR. (2014). Antietam: The Soldiers' Battle . Savas Beatie.

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John Michael Priest, John Michael Priest|AUTHOR and Jay Luvaas|AUTHOR. 2014. Antietam: The Soldiers' Battle. Savas Beatie.

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John Michael Priest, John Michael Priest|AUTHOR and Jay Luvaas|AUTHOR. Antietam: The Soldiers' Battle Savas Beatie, 2014.

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John Michael Priest, John Michael Priest|AUTHOR, and Jay Luvaas|AUTHOR. Antietam: The Soldiers' Battle Savas Beatie, 2014.

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    [synopsis] => In Antietam: The Soldiers' Battle, historian John Michael Priest tells this brutal tale of slaughter from an entirely new point of view: that of the common enlisted man. Concentrating on the days of actual battle-September 16, 17, and 18, 1862-Priest vividly brings to life the fear, the horror, and the profound courage that soldiers displayed, from the first Federal cavalry probe of the Confederate lines to the last skirmish on the streets of Sharpsburg. Antietam is not a book about generals and their grand strategies, but rather concerns men such as the Pennsylvanian corporal who lied to receive the Medal of Honor, the Virginian who lay unattended on the battlefield through most of the second day of fighting, his arm shattered from a Union artillery shell, the Confederate surgeon who wrote to the sweetheart he left behind enemy lines in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania that he had seen so much death and suffering that his "head had whitened and my very soul turned to stone."

Besides being a gripping tale charged with the immediacy of firsthand accounts of the fighting, Antietam also dispels many misconceptions long held by historians and Civil War buffs alike. Seventy-two detailed maps-which describe the battle in the hourly and quarter-hourly formats established by the Cope Maps of 1904-together with rarely-seen photographs and his own intimate knowledge of the Antietam terrain, allow Priest to offer a substantially new interpretation of what actually happened.
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