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Antietam : day of courage and sacrifice

Author: Lou Waryncia; Sarah Elder Hale
Publisher: Peterborough, NH : Cobblestone, ©2005.
Series: Cobblestone the Civil War.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Juvenile audience : English
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The morning of September 17, 1862, dawned peacefully in the farming community of Sharpsburg, Maryland. But this day would be like no other in American history. The quiet would soon be shattered by an all-day assault that would become the bloodiest single-day of the Civil War, with more than 27,000 casualties. Antietam: Day of Courage and Sorrow tells the story of the cruelest battle of the War Between the States.  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Juvenile works
Juvenile literature
Material Type: Juvenile audience
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Lou Waryncia; Sarah Elder Hale
ISBN: 0812679040 9780812679045
OCLC Number: 60603134
Notes: Includes index.
Description: 47 pages : illustrations (chiefly color), color maps ; 24 cm.
Contents: Three cigars and special order no. 191 --
Battle and bloodshed --
Map: War between the states --
Antietam artillery --
Angel of the battlefield --
Bugler and the general --
Faithful friends --
Words and pictures of war --
After Antietam --
Remembering the fallen --
Mystery men of the Irish Brigade --
Pieces of the past --
Civil War time line.
Series Title: Cobblestone the Civil War.
Responsibility: [project director, Lou Waryncia ; editor, Sarah Elder Hale].

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The morning of September 17, 1862, dawned peacefully in the farming community of Sharpsburg, Maryland. But this day would be like no other in American history. The quiet would soon be shattered by an all-day assault that would become the bloodiest single-day of the Civil War, with more than 27,000 casualties. Antietam: Day of Courage and Sorrow tells the story of the cruelest battle of the War Between the States. Meet the Union soldier who foiled General Robert E. Lee's strategy by finding his secret plans wrapped around cigars. Explore how President Abraham Lincoln used the battle as a means to free those in slavery in the South. Discover why, even though the battle was considered a draw, Antietam proved to be a turning point of the Civil War.

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