Lost Order and Lost Opportunity -- Antietam in Retrospect
ARMY WAR COLL CARLISLE BARRACKS PA
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The basic problem is to determine the impact of the loss of Lees Special Order 191 on the outcome of the Antietam Campaign in September 1862. Research was conducted to determine the actual disposition and vulnerability of Lees army on the day the order was lost and delivered to General McClellan. Special attention was given to a determination of what the Union commander actually knew on that same day, and on the condition and disposition of his forces for future action.
- Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics