Landscape Turned Red: The Battle of Antietam

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Landscape Turned Red: The Battle of Antietam

Author: Stephen W. Sears
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Copyright: 1985
Pages: 464
Cover Price: $ 17.00

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Combining brilliant military analysis with rich narrative history, Landscape Turned Red is the definitive work on the Battle of Antietam. The Civil War battle waged on September 17, 1862, at Antietam Creek, Maryland, was one of the bloodiest in the nation's history: on this single day, the war claimed nearly 23,000 casualties. Here renowned historian Stephen Sears draws on a remarkable cache of diaries, dispatches, and letters to recreate the vivid drama of Antietam as experienced not only by its leaders but also by its soldiers, both Union and Confederate.

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The Battle of Antietam was fought near Sharpsburg MD in 1862 and represented the bloodiest single day in American military history. Maryland was founded as a colony based on religious tolerance, with particular focus on Catholics.