Colquitt and McRae. Concerned that his men would bolt under fire, he marched them in a formation that was known as "column of companies, closed in mass a bunched-up formation in which a regiment was arrayed ten ranks deep instead of the normal two. Enduring heavy fire from a range of 250 yards (230 m) and gaining no advantage because of a lack of reinforcements, Durye ordered a withdrawal. Confederate staff officer Henry Kyd Douglas Antietam Creek in this sector was seldom more than 50 feet (15 m) wide, and several stretches were only waist deep and out of Confederate range.
The Battle of Antietam, also called the Battle of Sharpsburg, occurred September 2 2, 1862, at Antietam Creek near Sharpsburg, Maryland.
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Battle of Antietam, also called Battle of Sharpsburg, (17 September 1862 a decis ive engagement in the American Civil War (186165) that halted the.
Lawrence: University Press of Kansas, 1987. However, Burnside was instructed to wait for explicit orders before launching his attack, and those orders did not reach him until.m. It had been intended as a states' rights measure to ensure that governors would retain some control over the troops from their state, and Lee lobbied strongly for repeal of this law.) Harsh, Sounding the Shallows,. New York: Random House. Bohannon corrects him, explaining that the Confederate forces retreated from Burnside Bridge because they ran out of ammunition shooting Union Army soldiers, who kept lining up as if at a firing squad, to be shot like "fish in a bloody barrel". Cox exercised operational command during the battle consisted of the divisions of: The XII Corps, under Maj. "Hope paintings, Hope restored". Harsh, Sounding the Shallows,.
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