Ever popular with his soldiers, McClellan displayed an obvious lack of field command ability, as he would later at Antietam
. Sears does demonstrate that the Union army fought ably despite the shortcomings of its commander.
Several volunteers have launched a similar watch program at nearby Antietam
Principal battles and campaigns: Fort Sumter, Shenandoah Valley (1861); Groveton (near Manassas, Virginia); Bull Run II (Manassas, Virginia), South Mountain (Maryland), Antietam
, Fredericksburg (1862); Chancellorsville (near Fredericksburg), Gettysburg (1863); Early's raid on Washington (1864).
The locales are: Jamestown, Willimsburg and Yorktown; Fort Frederick; Independence National Historic Park, in Philadelphia; Valley Forge; Fort McHenry and the Star-Spangled Banner National Historic Trail; The Baltimore & Ohio Railroad Museum; The Chesapeake &: Ohio Canal; Harpers Ferry; Civil War Richmond; Antietam
; Civil War Washington; Gettysburg; Fredericksburg, Chancellorsville, the Wilderness, and Spotsylvania; Cedar Creek and Belle Grove National Historical Park; and Petersburg and the Road to Appomattox.
Finally, Oxford Historical Commission member Terrence Cummings invited board members to a brief ceremony to mark the 150th anniversary of the Civil War Battle of Antietam
, which was fought near Sharpsburg, Md., on Sept.
In this account, Alexander, chief historian at the Antietam
National Battlefield, offers a portrait of Sharpsburg before the Civil War, provides facts about the two armies, and describes the battle itself and its impact on the region and on civilians.
Chapters recount meticulous historical and military details, from events at the Battle of Seven Pines and Seven Days to the Second Bull Run and Antietam
, to Fredericksburg and Chancellorsville, to Gettysburg, the retreat from Pennsylvania, and the war's denouement up to Lee's surrender at Appomattox.
Nimitz class aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76), along with Ticonderoga class guided-missile cruisers USS Antietam
(CG 54) and USS Chancellorsville (CG 52) arrived in the Philippines for a brief port call.
The USS Antietam
sailed northward through the Taiwan Strait, said a statement from Taiwan's defence ministry.
22, an Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer, the USS Curtis Wilbur (DDG-54) and a Ticonderoga-class guided-missile cruiser, the USS Antietam
(CG-54), sailed through the same area.