Tag Archives: The Maryland Campaign of September 1862

Voices of the Maryland Campaign: September 4, 1862

On Thursday, September 4, 1862, the Maryland Campaign began in earnest. Confederate soldiers of Daniel Harvey Hill’s command rolled up their pant legs and plunged into the cold and waist deep waters of the Potomac River. Col. John Gordon’s 6th … Continue reading

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Voices of the Maryland Campaign: September 3, 1862

Ninety days ago, George B. McClellan’s Army of the Potomac sat within earshot of Richmond’s tolling church bells.  Now, by early September, Robert E. Lee’s Army of Northern Virginia camped within a day’s march of Washington City’s defenses.  Lee and … Continue reading

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Voices of the Maryland Campaign: September 2, 1862

Remnants of the crushed Army of Virginia, together with pieces of the Army of the Potomac, came reeling into the defenses of Washington following the stinging defeat they just received on the plains of Manassas on August 30.  Fresh off … Continue reading

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Voices of the Maryland Campaign: Introduction

In my years of researching and writing about the Maryland Campaign, something about the campaign has always proved an enigma.  As anyone interested in the Civil War knows, there are a lot of sources to sift through–just look at any of … Continue reading

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Book Review: “The Maryland Campaign of September 1862, Volume III: Shepherdstown Ford and the End of the Campaign”

Mere months after the bloodletting subsided on the Antietam battlefield, participant Ezra Carman began collecting materials for a history of the Maryland Campaign.  It proved to be his life’s work.  When Carman died in 1909, his 1,800 page handwritten tome … Continue reading

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