Taken at the Flood: Robert E. Lee and Confederate Strategy in the Maryland Campaign of 1862

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Kent State University Press, 1999 - History - 649 pages
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Complementing Confederate Tide Rising, Taken at the Flood is a detailed account of the Maryland military campaign itself. This volume focuses on military policy and strategy and the circumstances under which the two commanders, Lee and McClellan, labored. Joseph Harsh advocates rethinking the Maryland campaign and promotes the argument that Antietam was one of the most interesting, critical, and potentially enlightening episodes in U.S. history.
  

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I don't know that one could add more to their understanding of the Antietam Campaign after reading this book. Harsh covers everything in great detail (hour by hour in some cases) from 2nd Bull Run ... Read full review

Contents

On such a full sea
1
Fore Hind Over and In
6
From the interior to the frontier Lee Reaches the Potomac September 1 1862
11
We cannot afford to be idle Lees Strategic Dilemma September 23 1862
16
Dilemma of a New Campaign
19
Confederate Tide at Flood
25
The Strength of Lees Army
33
The Mettle of Lees Army
39
Lee to the Rescue
254
The Battle of Boonsboro
256
Jackson Tightens the Noose
267
The Battle of Cramptons Gap
275
The First Retreat
284
We will make our stand on these hills Lees Hope Renewed September 15 1862
298
Lee Stands at Sharpsburg
299
The Pursuit Ends
316

A New Turning Movement
46
The OpenEnded Decision
50
The Dranesville Dispatch September 3
54
More fully persuaded Lee Crosses the Potomac September 46 1862
66
Clearing the Decks
70
Leesburg War Council
80
Jacksons Crossing September 5
85
Frederick Occupied September 6
99
In this I was disappointed Lee Revises His Strategy September 79 1862
110
Restful Sabbath September 7
111
Lee Dabbles in Politics September 8
120
The Intrusion of Jeff Davis September 9
127
The Walker Interview
133
Frederick Council of War
145
The Writing of Special Orders No 191
152
Intercept such as may attempt escape Lees BestLaid Plans September 1012 1862
168
The Second Day of the Valley Expedition September 11
182
Lee at Hagerstown September 12
190
The Watershed of the Maryland Campaign
198
More rapidly than convenient Lees Plans Unravel September 13 1862
212
Some Concern in the Morning
213
The Pendulum Swings Back
223
The Lost Orders Found
237
The Crisis by Eventide
242
The day has gone against us Lee Stands at the Mountain Gaps September 14 1862
253
The Surrender of Harpers Ferry
323
Lees Resolve Strengthened
330
All will be right Lees Last Chance for Maneuver September 16 1862
338
Lee and the Whims of War
342
McClellan Shuts the Window
84-4
Lee Accepts Battle at Sharpsburg
84-14
A hard days work before us Lees Bloodiest Day September 17 1862
84-28
15 to 9OO AM
84-30
3O to 930 AM
84-37
00 AM to 100 PM
84-45
30 AM to 13O PM
84-55
30 AM to 200 PM
4-1
00 to 500 PM
4-13
Night of Reckoning
4-24
Until none but heroes are left Antietam Endgame September 1821 1862 and After
4-30
Williamsport the Last Gambit September 1819
4-44
Checkmate at Shepherdstown September 1921
4-52
Echoes of Maryland
4-71
We have tried the utmost Lees Venture Risked and Lost
4-80
Verdicts of History
4-81
Lees Overland Campaign of 1862A Shore Too Far
4-90
Notes
4-97
Bibliography
591
Index
613
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