Re: [TalkAntietam] Who won the battle of Antietam
- Very interesting. I agree. Thanks for the note.
My guess is that in Gettysburg they want to build the suspense and make
it seem like everything has been totally one-sided...until Gettysburg.
I didn't have a chance to raise the issue with the guide because of
time constraints, but I heard it twice that day from two guides and
thought I'd bring it up.
On Wednesday, February 14, 2007, at 01:53 PM, Thomas Clemens wrote:
> Exactly the point Joe harsh has made for years. If Meade "won"
> Gettysburg then McClellan "won" Antietam. Again at gettysburg Lee left
> with a lot of supplies, etc. but in both campaigns that was far from
> his primary objective. In both instances that objective was not
> fulfilled, and Meade?McClellan's was. That is a loss, any way you want
> to slice it.
- I am creating a matrix that displays, for each sector of the Maryland
Campaign, which state fought against which state. I have taken a crack
at Crampton's Gap and was wondering if any of you wouldn't mind taking
a look at it to see if I have it right. Thanks.