The Battle of Antietam took place on September 17, 1862, and still
stands as the bloodiest single day in American military history.
Additionally, in its aftermath, President Abraham Lincoln issued
his famous Emancipation Proclamation. In this engaging, easy-to-use
guide, Carol Reardon and Tom Vossler allow visitors to understand
this crucial Civil War battle in fine detail. Abundantly
illustrated with maps and historical and modern photographs, A
Field Guide to Antietam
explores twenty-one sites on and near
the battlefield where significant action occurred. Combining crisp
narrative and rich historical context, each stop in the book is
structured around the following questions:
*What happened here?
*Who fought here?
*Who commanded here?
*Who fell here?
*Who lived here?
*How did participants remember the events?
With accessible presentation and fresh interpretations of primary
and secondary evidence, this is an absolutely essential guide to
Antietam and its lasting legacy.