3142Re: [TalkAntietam] AoNV Victory
- Nov 28, 2006Nonsense! He left the field in possession of the enemy, just like at Gettysburg. If Lee "won" at Antietam, then he "won" at Gettysburg, Bragg, "won" at Perryvile, etc.
Thomas G. Clemens D.A.
Professor of History
Hagerstown Community College
>>> "G E Mayers" <gerry1952@...> 11/27/06 11:13 PM >>>Technically speaking, Lee did "win" the Battle of Antietam/Sharpsburg.
At the end of the day on September 17th, even though his army (ANV)
had been battered almost into extinction, his opponent could only
count a gain of a few hundred yards all along his line.
Yr. Obt. Svt.
G E "Gerry" Mayers
To Be A Virginian, either by birth, marriage, adoption, or even on
one's mother's side, is an introduction to any state in the Union, a
passport to any foreign country, and a benediction from the Almighty
----- Original Message -----
From: "James W. Durney" <JWD2044@...>
Sent: Monday, November 27, 2006 7:46 PM
Subject: [TalkAntietam] AoNV Victory
Is it possible for the AoNV to "win" this battle? This would have to
be done w/o major changes to the history of the battle. However, that
night, the AOP would have to leave the field in possion of the AoNV.
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