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Author Harsh, Joseph L., author

Title Taken at the flood : Robert E. Lee and Confederate strategy in the Maryland campaign of 1862 / Joseph L. Harsh
Published Kent, Ohio : Kent State University Press, [1999]
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Description 1 online resource (xvii, 649 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates) : illustrations, maps
Contents Introduction. "On such a full sea ..." -- Reprise. "From the interior to the frontier": Lee reaches the Potomac, September 1, 1862 -- "We cannot afford to be idle": Lee's strategic dilemma, September 2-3, 1862 -- "More fully persuaded": Lee crosses the Potomac, September 4-6, 1862 -- "In this I was disappointed": Lee revises his strategy, September 7-9, 1862 -- "Intercept such as may attempt escape": Lee's best-laid plans, September 10-12, 1862 -- "More rapidly than convenient": Lee's plans unravel, September 13, 1862 -- "The day has gone against us": Lee stands at the mountain gaps, September 14, 1862 -- "We will make our stand on these hills": Lee's hope renewed, September 15, 1862 -- "All will be right": Lee's last chance for maneuver, September 16, 1862 -- "A hard day's work before us": Lee's bloodiest day, September 17, 1862 -- "Until none but heroes are left": Antietam endgame, September 18-21, 1862, and after -- Finale. "We have tried the utmost": Lee's ventures risked and lost
Summary "Complementing Confederate Tide Rising, which covers the origins of the Maryland campaign, Taken at the Flood is a detailed account of the military campaign itself. It focuses on military policy and strategy and the context necessary to understand that strategy. A fair appraisal of the campaign requires a full appraisal of the circumstances under which the two commanders, Robert E. Lee and George B. McClellan, labored. Harsh attempts to discover what they believed their responsibilities were and what they tried to accomplish; to evaluate the human and logistical resources at their disposal; and to determine what they knew and when they learned it."--Jacket
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 591-612) and index
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Subject Lee, Robert E. (Robert Edward), 1807-1870 -- Military leadership.
Maryland Campaign, 1862.
Strategy -- History -- 19th century.
Confederate States of America -- Military policy.
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 1612772064 (electronic bk.)
1612772072 (electronic bk.)
9781612772066 (electronic bk.)
9781612772073 (electronic bk.)