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Crossroads of freedom : Antietam

Author: James M McPherson
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2002.
Series: Pivotal moments in American history.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In this book, prize winning author James M. McPherson tells the story of the battle of Antietam - the turning point of the whole Civil War, and the bloodiest day in American history. In a concise narrative, McPherson takes readers through the events leading up to Antietam, and through the savage fighting of the battle itself. The final chapters will discuss the aftermath of the battle and why it truly was a pivotal  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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McPherson, James M.
Crossroads of freedom.
Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2002
(DLC) 2002025252
(OCoLC)49355607
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: James M McPherson
ISBN: 9780199726738 0199726736 9780195135213 0195135210 0195184521 9780195184525 9786610473342 661047334X
OCLC Number: 57137257
Description: 1 online resource (xvi, 203 pages) : illustrations, maps
Contents: Introduction: death in September --
The pendulum of war, 1861-1862 --
Taking off the kid gloves, June-July 1862 --
"The federals got a very complete smashing", August-September 1862 --
Showdown at Sharpsburg --
The beginning of the end.
Series Title: Pivotal moments in American history.
Responsibility: James M. McPherson.
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The Battle of Antietam, fought on September 17, 1862, was the bloodiest single day in American history, with more than 6000 soldiers killed. In this book, the author provides an account of this  Read more...

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