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A Fierce Glory: Antietam--The Desperate Battle That Saved Lincoln and Doomed Slavery

From an acclaimed author and historian, the dramatic, character-rich story of Antietam--the high-stakes battle Lincoln needed to win to save the Union and free the slavesSeptember 17, 1862, was America's bloodiest day. When it ended, 3,654 soldiers lay dead on the land surrounding Antietam Creek in Western Maryland. The battle fought there was as deadly as the stakes were high.For the first time, the Rebels had taken the war into Union territory. A Southern victory would have ended the war and split the nation in two. Instead, the North managed to drive the Confederate army back into Virginia. Emboldened by victory, albeit by the thinnest of margins, Lincoln issued the Emancipation Proclamation, freeing the slaves and investing the war with a new, higher purpose.In this vivid, character-rich narrative, acclaimed author Justin Martin reveals why this battle was the Civil War's tipping point. The battle featured an unusually rich cast of characters and witnessed important advances in med...

Title : A Fierce Glory: Antietam--The Desperate Battle That Saved Lincoln and Doomed Slavery
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ISBN : 9780306825255
Format Type : Hardcover
Number of Pages : 320 pages
Status : Available For Download
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A Fierce Glory: Antietam--The Desperate Battle That Saved Lincoln and Doomed Slavery Reviews

  • Martin

    This book was a delightful surprise. I am far from a Civil War buff and have read very little on the subject. The author summarized his extensive research in such a way that the battle and its participants came alive. His descriptions of the personalities of the generals and President Lincoln were both incisive and helped me follow their actions in an incisive manner.

    I realize that there are probably many other books written about Antietam but this is the one that you should read because the au
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