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Civil War Trust

Hallowed Ground: Fall 2012

Featured Online Articles

This quarterly issue of the Civil War Trust's membership magazine focuses on the Maryland Campaign of 1862, with feature articles by historians Dennis Frye, John Hoptak, Garry Adelman, and Nicholas Redding. To see all online articles from past issues of the membership magazine, visit the Back Issue Index »

September Suspense

September Suspense

Dennis Frye

September 1862 was one of the most significant time periods of the Civil War, with four battles fought over eight days changing the nature of the war as rebels poised to cross the Potomac.Read the article »

Harpers Ferry

Harpers Ferry

Dennis Frye

This feature argues that Harpers Ferry – for both its stubborn stand and in its surrender – was the pivotal moment of the Maryland Campaign.Read the article »

South Mountain

South Mountain

John Hoptak

This feature argues that the tide turned in favor of the Union at South Mountain, making it the pivotal moment of the tremendously consequential Maryland Campaign.Read the article »

Antietam

Antietam

Garry Adelman

This feature argues that the Battle of Antietam is not only the pivotal moment of the Maryland Campaign, but also must rest on the shortest list of the pivotal moments of the entire Civil War.Read the article »

Shepherdstown

Shepherdstown

Nicholas Redding

This feature argues that Shepherdstown, the bloody post-script to Antietam, ended both the career of George B. McClellan and Confederate hopes of an elusive victory on Northern soil – and in doing so remains the most pivotal moment of the Maryland Campaign of 1862.Read the article »

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