The Bloodiest Day: The Battle of Antietam (Civil War)

By Ronald H. Bailey

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More true servant. " diately to his up to any military guy that created it," Potomac I nice mistake. lamentably for be aware of my military a terrible nation! spouse later that evening. setts Newcomb of the nineteenth Massachu- concurred. "If McClellan wanted to es- tablish himself superb Dictator today," he wrote, "the military within the warmth in their re- 169 "And the following We Lie' sentment of this unsuitable will be with him " whilst McClellan reviewed his troops for the final time on November 10, there have been scenes of serious emotion. In a flamboyant ges- ture of love and protest, color-bearers of the Irish Brigade flung down their banners in his course. squaddies wept, muttered approximately marching on Washington and known as out in his wake, "Send him again! ship him back'" broke ranks and amassed as he rode previous them Others, wrote Colonel Charles Wainwright might be visible staring at after him a few of the males round McClellan in mute one might virtually say melancholy, as mourner seems down into the grief, a grave of a pricey- ly enjoyed pal. " On the next day to come, McClellan boarded his educate at Warrenton Junction. The genstepped out onto the rear platform of his automobile and calmed the distraught males of his honor defend with a bit speech. "Stand by way of normal Burnside as you will have stood through me, he advised them, "and all should be eral good Good-by lads. " Then the teach steamed slowly out of the station sporting Little conflict for the final time. Mac clear of the "A color of disappointment crossed his face," famous Colonel pass of the fifth New Hampshire. ried the hearts of the a hundred and seventy Edward "He automobile- military with him " Doffing his kepi, common McClellan bids farewell to the military of the Poto- mac close to Warrenton, Virginia, on November 10, 1862. driving along McClellan is his successor, significant normal Ambrose E. Burnside. . #. m 171 ACKNOWLEDGMENTS The editors desire to thank the subsequent participants and associations for his or her useful advice within the training of this quantity: Connecticut: New Milford — Norm Flayderman. — Scott Harrington. — Nancy Bramucci Maryland corridor of Turner. Sharpsburg — Betty Otto, Delaware: Wilmington 1 Afary/ana : Annapolis — files. Clinton , invoice Antietam nationwide Battlefield. Herbert Sorgen, country college of latest York: Delhi — — big apple Agricultural and Technical collage. Oneonta James Milne Library', nation college of latest York. Pennsylvania: Carlisle Randy Hackenburg, Michael J. Winey, U. S. military army background Institute. Vermont: Middlebury John M. McCardell Jr. David Hahn, Museum of the ConVirginia. ' Richmond federacy; Virginius corridor, Rebecca Perrine, Virginia old — — — Riley, Library of Congress. West Virginia: Harpers Ferry the subsequent Hilda E. resource used to be really precious within the prepa- ration of this quantity: panorama became Antietam, by way of Stephen The index Society. Washington, D. C. : Carol Johnson, Eveline Nave, Bernard — Dennis Frye, Staubs, Harpers Ferry nationwide ancient Park. W. for this crimson: The conflict of & Sears, Ticknor Fields, 1983.

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