Lee Invades the North: A Comparison of the Antietam and Gettysburg Campaigns

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by Bradley Gottfried

The two major battles (e.g., Antietam and Gettysburg) that ended Lee’s invasion of the North are among the most studied conflicts in the American Civil War. However, no full-book treatment comparing the two campaigns has been published—this volume attempts to rectify that deficiency.

You will find reviews and comparisons of all aspects of the two campaigns, including:

  • The military and political environment at the beginning of each campaign
  • Why Lee undertook the invasions
  • The armies and their leaders
  • The condition of the armies
  • Military intelligence
  • Getting to the battlefield
  • Battles along the way
  • Battlefield terrain
  • Initial encounters
  • The three phases of battle in each campaign
  • The armies and their commanders-in-chiefs
  • Post-campaign events
  • Final thoughts

This book is written for all readers. Anyone who is not familiar with the campaigns might wish to read the entire volume; those with greater knowledge will benefit by concentrating on the comparison sections.

Lee Invades the North is illustrated with 35 maps and 23 comparison tables that illustrate the similarities and differences between the two campaigns.

  • Release date: March 21, 2022
  • Hardcover & Paperback