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The Resource The Antietam and Fredericksburg, by Francis Winthrop Palfrey ; with a new introduction by Stephen W. Sears

The Antietam and Fredericksburg, by Francis Winthrop Palfrey ; with a new introduction by Stephen W. Sears

Label
The Antietam and Fredericksburg
Title
The Antietam and Fredericksburg
Statement of responsibility
by Francis Winthrop Palfrey ; with a new introduction by Stephen W. Sears
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • On September 17, 1862, the single bloodiest day of the Civil War, the Army of the Potomac under George B. McClellan clashed with Lee's invading Army of Northern Virginia at Antietam Greek. General Francis W. Palfrey (1831-1889), then lieutenant colonel of the 20th Massachusetts and later a founding member of the Military Historical Society of Massachusetts, was severely wounded in the savage struggle that forced the Confederates to retreat across the Potomac. The Union
  • victory, though costly and indecisive, was enough for Lincoln to issue the Emancipation Proclamation. But less than three months later, the Battle of Fredericksburg (where droves of Union soldiers were slaughtered in Ambrose Burnside's vain, reckless attempt to storm the impregnable Confederate positions on Marye's Heights) ended the year with a resounding, grisly defeat. The Antietam and Fredericksburg (1882), part of the landmark Campaigns of the Civil War series, is
  • invaluable for Palfrey's unique eyewitness perspective; his unsparing, provocative appraisals of Generals McClellan, Burnside, Hooker, and others; his careful, detailed description of the Antietam terrain (vastly altered over time); and his incisive analyses of the folly and fighting that determined two of the most pivotal, murderous battles of the Civil War
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DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1831-1889
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Palfrey, Francis Winthrop
Illustrations
maps
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Antietam, Battle of, Md., 1862
  • Fredericksburg, Battle of, Fredericksburg, Va., 1862
Label
The Antietam and Fredericksburg, by Francis Winthrop Palfrey ; with a new introduction by Stephen W. Sears
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Originally published: New York : Scribner, 1882. (Campaigns of the Civil War)
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocm33358941
Dimensions
21 cm
Edition
First Da Capo Press edition.
Extent
xvi, 228 pages
Isbn
9780306806919
Lccn
95045863
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
maps
System control number
  • (OCoLC)33358941
  • (Sirsi) a577007
Label
The Antietam and Fredericksburg, by Francis Winthrop Palfrey ; with a new introduction by Stephen W. Sears
Publication
Note
Originally published: New York : Scribner, 1882. (Campaigns of the Civil War)
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocm33358941
Dimensions
21 cm
Edition
First Da Capo Press edition.
Extent
xvi, 228 pages
Isbn
9780306806919
Lccn
95045863
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
maps
System control number
  • (OCoLC)33358941
  • (Sirsi) a577007

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