Tag Archives: Battle of Antietam
For Confederate states wishing to commemorate their service in the Civil War the wait was often longer than for their Union counterparts, particularly at Gettysburg. Cost and defeat prevented the widespread placing of Confederate monuments akin to the numerous Union … Continue reading
During the recent Christmas holiday I had the chance to stop by Antietam National Battlefield on the way to visit family. I have been to Antietam numerous times, but never have I had the chance to see it snow-covered. The … Continue reading
The United States did not enter the Civil War with the intent to destroy slavery. However, by the end of the war in 1865 slavery had been dealt its death blow. 1862 proved a critical turning point in the process … Continue reading
Mention the surname “Lee” to a Civil War enthusiast or quite possibly any American that sat through a high-school American History class and the name Robert E. Lee is the first one given in reply. Ask that Civil War enthusiast … Continue reading
What was the superior defensive position: the Sunken Road at Antietam, the Sunken Road at Fredericksburg, or the Sunken Road at Shiloh?