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The Battle of Antietam was the bloodiest day in American history, and the turning point of the whole Civil War. At the point where Confederate troops invaded Maryland, poised to take Washington, the morale of the Union was at an all time low. It had suffered a series of defeats, it seemed that foreign governments were on the verge of recognizing the Confederacy and legitimizing its cause, and the Emancipation Proclamation had been shelved indefinitely. McPherson argues that the Union victory at Antietam sharply reversed all ...

Crossroads of Freedom: Antietam 2004, Oxford University Press, USA, Oxford, England

ISBN-13: 9780195173307

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Crossroads of Freedom: Antietam 2002, Oxford University Press, USA, Oxford, England

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Crossroads of Freedom: Antietam 2002, Thorndike Press, Waterville, ME

ISBN-13: 9780786249091

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