Battlefield Terrain Study: Burnside's Attack Against the Confederate Right at Antietam
ARMY WAR COLL CARLISLE BARRACKS PA
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The study project is a historical terrain walk of that portion of the Antietam Battlefield over the Union Ninth Corps, commanded by Major General Ambrose Burnside, attacked the right flank of the Confederate force commanded by General Robert E. Lee. The terrain study guides the reader to nine key vantage points on the battlefield. At these vantages points stops the reader is provided with excerpts from official reports, regimental histories, diaries, letters and manuscripts from participants in the battle. These first hand accounts from officers and soldiers from both sides give the reader a vivid description of actions as they occurred throughout the day which are best viewed from each of the vantage points. At the conclusion of the study the author analyzes the battle in accordance with the principles of war and provides his insights as to the relevance of the lessons learned from this phase of the battle to modern war.
- Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics