Lafayette McLaws defended Crampton's Gap against Franklin, who was able to break through at Crampton's Gap, but the Confederates were able to hold Turner's and Fox's, if only precariously. I have all the plans of the rebels, and will catch them in their own trap if my men are equal to the emergency.
McClellan was then theoretically in a position to destroy Lee's army before it could concentrate. Crowds milled in the street outside newspaper offices waiting for the latest bulletins, and the sale of liquor was halted to restrain the excitable. He wrote there was "no design of conquest," and that the invasions were only an aggressive effort to force the Lincoln government to let the South go in peace.
Crossing the passes of South Mountain was the only way to reach Lee's army. Walker 3,were to capture Maryland Heights and Loudoun Heights, commanding the town from the east and south.
They stressed that they had come as liberators, not conquerors, to these border statesbut they did not address the larger issue of the Confederate strategy shift as Davis had desired. Many brigades were the size of regiments, their regiments company-sized.
Upon realizing the intelligence value of this discovery, McClellan threw up his arms and exclaimed, "Now I know what to do! Walker 3,were to capture Maryland Heights and Loudoun Heights, commanding the town from the east and south. It is a natural obstacle that separates the Shenandoah Valley and Cumberland Valley from the eastern part of Maryland.
Union generals and veterans of the war generally believed that the Army of Northern Virginia was not that small on September 17, and estimated Confederate strength as high as 50, men. South Mountain is the name given to the continuation of the Blue Ridge Mountains after they enter Maryland.
The public stocked up on food and other essentials, fearing a siege. To the south, Maj. Before he entered Maryland he had assumed that the Federal garrisons at WinchesterMartinsburgand Harpers Ferry would be cut off and abandoned without firing a shot and, in fact, both Winchester and Martinsburg were evacuated.
Instead, he chose to make a stand at Sharpsburg, Maryland. Jonesand Maj. Upon realizing the intelligence value of this discovery, McClellan threw up his arms and exclaimed, "Now I know what to do!
It is a natural obstacle that separates the Shenandoah Valley and Cumberland Valley from the eastern part of Maryland. His delay squandered the opportunity to destroy Lee's army. Furthermore, many of the fiercely pro-Southern Marylanders had already traveled south at the beginning of the war to join the Confederate Army in Virginia.
Lee may have had under 40, men on the field at Antietam, the smallest and most ragged his army would be until the final days of the Petersburg Siege. As noted above, malnutrition was greatest in the two divisions of Jackson's old Valley Army due to two months of unbroken fighting and marching.
While the corps of Maj. After receiving intelligence of militia activity in Chambersburg, PennsylvaniaLee sent Maj. James Longstreet to Boonsboro and then to Hagerstown. Halleck ordered Reynolds to serve under Curtin and told Hooker to find a new division commander.
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