Six Days in September: A Novel of the 1862 Maryland Campaign

Six Days in September A Novel of the Maryland Campaign A gripping account of Robert E Lee s Maryland campaign to win Southern independence Written with close attention to historical events Six Days in September follows Lee s struggle against a power

  • Title: Six Days in September: A Novel of the 1862 Maryland Campaign
  • Author: Alexander B. Rossino
  • ISBN: null
  • Page: 224
  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • A gripping account of Robert E Lee s 1862 Maryland campaign to win Southern independence Written with close attention to historical events, Six Days in September follows Lee s struggle against a powerful Federal foe while the men in his army battle starvation and the terror of combat As the armies descend on the sleepy village of Sharpsburg, a local pastor and his nepheA gripping account of Robert E Lee s 1862 Maryland campaign to win Southern independence Written with close attention to historical events, Six Days in September follows Lee s struggle against a powerful Federal foe while the men in his army battle starvation and the terror of combat As the armies descend on the sleepy village of Sharpsburg, a local pastor and his nephew are confronted with the hardship of military occupation and the threatened destruction of their beloved town.

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    1. On September 17, 1862, the Army of the Potomac commanded by General George B. McClellan met the Army of Northern Virginia commanded by Robert E. Lee in the fields near Sharpsburg, Maryland. The result was the Battle of Antietam, the bloodiest day in American History and a pivotal moment of the Civil War. The battle ended the Confederacy's first invasion of the North and gave President Lincoln the opportunity to issue the Emancipation Proclamation.The National Park Service administers the Antieta [...]

    2. I love books about the American Civil War whether they are fact or fiction. Other wars have been bigger, but none have been more important to American history. I am an African-American so this war was particularly important to myself and my family. I am also from Alabama, so I am a little fascinating by the Confederate side of the war too. I’m not sure why I feel this, but I do. I think Robert E. Lee is one of the greatest generals in American history. That’s saying a lot because he had gene [...]

    3. Very readable historical fiction. I love the humanity reflected in the southern army and the insights into Lee, Jackson and Longstreet. Their decisions, their errors and their bravery. The Civil War was tragic and they knew it. They prayed to the same God, they wept and they spilled their blood. Because I grew up in Maryland and ride my bicycle in that area regularly, I very much enjoyed reading about the landscape, roads and decisions made by both armies. Sharpsburg suffered incredibly; somethi [...]

    4. One of the best novels I've ever read! Alexander Rossino has created a novel with meticulous historical accuracy, yet has enriched the events with all the necessary elements of good storytelling. The characters are complex and the scenes come alive to the point that the reader can effortlessly experience the events. The reader is left with a deep understanding of the human experience during the 1862 Maryland campaign - from the generals with the fate of lives and states in their hands to the ave [...]

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