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Desperate Engagement - a book by Leepson, Marc

Desperate Engagement

How a Little-Known Civil War Battle Saved Washington, D. C. , and Changed American History

Desperate Engagement( )
Author: Leepson, Marc
Publication Date:Aug 2013
Publisher:St. Martin's Press
Imprint:Thomas Dunne Books
Book Format:Ebook
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The Battle of Monocacy, which took place on the blisteringly hot day of July 9, 1864, is one of the Civil War's most significant yet little-known battles. What played out that day in the corn and wheat fields four miles south of Frederick, Maryland., was a full-field engagement between some 12,000 battle-hardened Confederate troops led by the controversial Jubal Anderson Early, and some 5,800 Union troops, many of them untested in battle, under the mercurial Lew Wallace, the future...
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