Burnside's Bridge

The Climactic Struggle of the 2nd and 20th Georgia at Antietam Creek

Phillip Thomas Tucker

Before the heroic stand of the 20th Maine at Little Round Top, the 2nd and 20th Georgia infantries, led by Brig. Gen. Robert Toombs, held off a veritable Yankee juggernaut and triumphed at Burnside's Bridge on Antietam Creek in 1862.
Publication date:
September 2011
Publisher :
Stackpole Books
Language:
English
Illustration :
5
Format Available     Quantity Price
Paperback
ISBN : 9780811728164

Dimensions : 229 X 152 mm
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£13.95

Overview
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• Detailed account of the Brig. Gen. Robert Toombs-led Confederate battle at Burnside's Bridge

Before the heroic stand of the 20th Maine at Little Round Top, the 2nd and 20th Georgia infantries, led by Brig. Gen. Robert Toombs, held off a veritable Yankee juggernaut and triumphed at Burnside's Bridge on Antietam Creek in 1862.

This detailed account profiles the troops whose last stand helped prevent the destruction of the Army of Northern Virginia, providing Robert E. Lee with yet another chance for a northern invasion.

This is the first thoroughly researched study of the struggle for Burnside Bridge. Phillip Thomas Tucker puts forward a new perspective on Robert Toomb's role in the Army of North Virginia and presents a fascinating and comprehensive account of the battle.

About the Author

Phillip Thomas Tucker is the author or editor of more than 20 books on the Civil War and African American, women's, and Irish history. He is a United States Air Force historian at Bolling Air Force Base in Washington, DC.