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 Posted: Tue Nov 3rd, 2009 06:18 pm
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I think Ole hit the nail on the head. The Antietam Campaign was as much about political gain as it was about tactical gain. From that stand point it was a bust almost as soon as it began. Marylanders didn't welcome Confederate liberation, the AOP was manuvering agressively, and Bragg's simultanious invasion of Kentucky was not going well either. The ANV had to fight to salvage somthing from a disapointing campaign and maintain its momentum. Cheers!

-Mark

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