America's Civil War

High Stakes

There’s no understating the Battle of Antietam’s significance, coming as it did during such a crucial period of the war in September 1862, when international support of the Confederacy remained strong. It is also clear that the men on both sides understood just how high the stakes were when they clashed at Sharpsburg, Md., throughout the day September 17. In his new book, David A. Welker shows the evidence of those sentiments during the ferocity of battle in and around the section of the battlefield known as the Cornfield. The Cornfield: Antietam’s Bloody Turning Point

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