150th Antietam Commemoration

Resources

The Bloodiest Day

The 150th commemoration of Antietam (aka Battle of Sharpsburg) is today.


The Army of the Potomac, under the command of George McClellan, mounted a series of powerful assaults against Robert E. Lee’s forces near Sharpsburg, Maryland, on September 17, 1862. The morning assault and vicious Confederate counterattacks swept back and forth through Miller’s Cornfield and the West Woods. Later, towards the center of the battlefield, Union assaults against the Sunken Road pierced the Confederate center after a terrible struggle. Late in the day, the third and final major assault by the Union army pushed over a bullet-strewn stone bridge at Antietam Creek. Just as the Federal forces began to collapse the Confederate right, the timely arrival of A.P. Hill’s division from Harpers Ferry helped to drive the Army of the Potomac back once more. The bloodiest single day in American military history ended in a draw, but the Confederate retreat gave Abraham Lincoln the “victory” he desired before issuing the Emancipation Proclamation.

Below you will find a list of resources that you can use in the classroom!

This is an awesome animated battle map that shows the progression of Antietam. http://www.civilwar.org/battlefields/antietam/maps/antietam-animated-map.html

The Bennett School District Library also has books available for check-out.

The following books can be searched on the card catalog:

Sorted by Call Number / Author.

133.109 Bel

Belanger, Jeff. Ghosts of war : restless spirits of soldiers, spies, and saboteurs. New York : Rosen Pub., 2009.
Dan-no-Ura - Bran Castle - Guy Fawkes - Edgehill Battlefield - Lion Hotel - Lord Capel and Cassiobury Park - Brigadier General "Mad Anthony" Wayne - Fort Meigs - Fort Erie - The Alamo - Fort George - Valverde Battlefield - Antietam - Gettysburg - Kennesaw Mountain Battlefield - Carnton Plantation--The Battle of Franklin - Andersonville Prison - Fort Zachary Taylor - Little Bighorn - The Bowmen of Mons - USS Arizona - Archerfield Airport - USS Alabama - Biggin Hill - RMS Queen Mary - Cosford Royal Air Force Base - World War II artifacts and paranormal archaeology - The phantom sentry - Posovina Corridor.

355.8 Cog

Coggins, Jack. Arms and equipment of the Civil War. New York : Fairfax Press :, 1983, c1962.

973.7 Bow

The Civil War Almanac. New York : World Almanac Publications, 1983.

973.7 DAV

Davis, William C. 1946-. The illustrated encyclopedia of the Civil War : the soldiers, generals, weapons and battles. Salamander, 2001.

973.7 Lev

Levenson, Dorothy. The first book of the Civil War. Rev. ed. New York : Watts, 1977.
Discusses the history of the Civil War, the life of a soldier, slavery, taxes, and the position of women at the time.

973.7 Rob

Robertson, James I. "Civil war!" : America becomes one nation. New York : A.A. Knopf :, c1992.
Examines the causes, major battles, military leaders, and effects of the American Civil War.

973.7 Sta

Stanchak, John E. Civil War. 1st American ed. New York : Dorling Kindersley Pub., c2000.
Examines many aspects of the Civil War, including the issue of slavery, secession, the raising of armies, individual battles, the commanders, Northern life, Confederate culture, the surrender of the South, and the aftermath.

973.7 Wri

Wright, John D. Timeline of the Civil War : The Ultimate Guide to the War that Defined America. London : Amber Books Ltd., 2007.
Provides the complete history of the Civil War at a glance, with a running timeline identifying key events on every page.

R 973.7

Encyclopedia of the American Civil War. : a political, social, and military history. Santa Barbara, Calif. : ABC-CLIO, c2000.
Presents entries that provide information about political, military, and social aspects of the Civil War, including biographies of major and minor figures; arranged alphabetically from A-to-C.

R 973.7

Encyclopedia of the American Civil War. : a political, social, and military history. Santa Barbara, Calif. : ABC-CLIO, c2000.
Presents entries that provide information about political, military, and social aspects of the Civil War, including biographies of major and minor figures; arranged alphabetically from D-to-I.

R 973.7

Encyclopedia of the American Civil War. : a political, social, and military history. Santa Barbara, Calif. : ABC-CLIO, c2000.
Presents entries that provide information about political, military, and social aspects of the Civil War, including biographies of major and minor figures; arranged alphabetically from J-to-Q.

R 973.7

Encyclopedia of the American Civil War. : a political, social, and military history. Santa Barbara, Calif. : ABC-CLIO, c2000.
Presents entries that provide information about political, military, and social aspects of the Civil War, including biographies of major and minor figures; arranged alphabetically from R-to-Z.

R 973.7

Encyclopedia of the American Civil War. : a political, social, and military history. Santa Barbara, Calif. : ABC-CLIO, c2000.
Presents a selection of source documents related to the Civil War, features various appendices, and includes a chronology of the conflict, a glossary, a bibliography, and an index to the five-volume set.



Go to the Bennett Card Catalog (located at http://bsd29j.com:8080) to search for more great titles.