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Burnside's Bridge--Antietam (Battleground America)

by Cannan, John
Publisher: Combined Publishing
Retail Price: $16.95
Issue: Summer 2001
ISBN: 1580970354

"The purpose of this book is to convey the experience of one specific part of the battle of Antietam, the IX Corps' fateful struggle to take the Lower Bridge and to assail the Confederate right flank," author John Cannan explains. "This is followed by a tour over the ground of the Antietam National Battlefield where this battle was fought." Concise chapters describe the dramatic confrontation between Confederates under the command of Robert Toombs and Henry Benning, and the successive waves of Union troops that sought to cross and secure "Burnside's Bridge." Maps and illustrations accompany the narrative.

review of Burnside's Bridge--Antietam (Battleground America), by Cannan, John, Civil War Book Review, (Summer 2001).