Re: [TalkAntietam] McClellan's after action reports
- Here are some excerpts from TAF that corroborate what I had stated about Mac's plan:
"The opening attack would not continue westward after crossing the Antietam to discover the end of the Confederate line approaching the river. Instead, it would bear to its own left (east), keeping near the creek and aim for the end of the heights at the point where Lee's line turned west in front of the Piper farm. Thus, McClellan's object on the left was the hinge in the Confederate line, where D.H. Hill's division bent from facing the Antietam and ran westward to join the Hagerstown Pike."
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- I think this is amazing. It sure isn't talked about much.
On Thursday, February 1, 2007, at 08:54 PM, Tom Shay wrote:
> Harsh explains the westward movements of I Corps on page 351. Here are
> two excerpts pertaining to this topic:
> "....Meade turned left into the open country, but the contours of the
> ground carried him southwest, rather than south, and the lead brigade
> under Truman Seymour eventually struck the Smoketown Road".
> "Instead of turning left and filling the interval to the creek,
> Doubleday's division continued westward."