Tuesday, December 14, 2010
Cosmic America's Civil War: Antietam!!
Greetings Cosmic Americans!
Yep - I've got your turning point right here! The Battle of Antietam was the bloodiest day in American history - but more than that, it was the battle that launched the Emancipation Proclamation off Lincoln's desk and into the war for real. No more mere lip service about freedom - now it was part of the Union cause ...forever changing the nature of the war.
For more the military stuff, which I am admittedly a little deficient on, check out Landscape Turned Red: The Battle of Antietam by Stephen W. Sears and for more on Antietam as a turning point, you will want to have a look at Crossroads of Freedom: Antietam by James M. McPherson.