Antietam Tour With Gary Gallagher

Here’s a 2006 tour of Antietam Gary Gallagher did with a group of teachers from Taos, New Mexico.  Notice how he starts the tour by putting the battle into historical context.  He has some great comments about Lee and his strategic vision.

From the video description:  “Gary Gallagher conducted a tour of the Antietam National Battlefield. The tour was given to high school history teachers from Taos, New Mexico, as part of a U.S. Department of Education program called Teaching American History. Professor Gallagher discussed events leading up to the Battle of Antietam, the battle itself, and the political issues affected by Antietam. Fought on September 17th, 1862, the battle of Antietam was still the bloodiest day in American military history with over 23,000 killed, wounded or missing after twelve hours of combat.”

http://www.c-span.org/video/?191885-1/antietam-national-battlefield

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