Re: [TalkAntietam] Who won the battle of Antietam
Yes, this is just like Gettysburg. The comparison never struck me
until, after the Gettysburg tour, someone explained the difference by
noting that after Antietam, Lincoln was very upset with McClellan
because of what he perceived as an incomplete victory. Well, I didn't
see Lincoln sending Meade flowers after Gettysburg.
On Wednesday, February 14, 2007, at 04:20 PM, Joyce A. Mader wrote:
> I recall once in a discussion about the battle of Monocacy the point
> was made that it was a tactical Confederate victory but a Union
> strategic victory which was ultimately more important. Perhaps that
> framework should be applied to Antietam also. Using that framework, it
> was clearly a strategic Union victory because it stopped Lee's plan to
> bring the war north and all of the benefits he hoped to derive from it
> (and had political and diplomatic benefits for the North as well). At
> best (from a CS viewpoint) it was a tactical draw. Therefore, overall
> it was a union victory evening assuming a tactical draw.
- 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.