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Antietam Staff Ride Guide

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Durine It..! filSt year of 1hc Ovil Wlr tM Cmfed· el1\lC Army in Ihe easl had follo\OlCd a (\cfel1$ive Slral· egy, lhoullh lactically il frequcnl1y assumed 1M offen· sive. For complicated polilical and military however, al the octi"ning o f Scpcemhcr IK62 Robe!\ 13. Lee OClc rmino:<l 10 lake Ihe offensive anc1 InYade the Nonh with his Army ofNo!\henl Vir;inia. 'The campaign agJinsl GcoIllC McCk:llan's Union

hardbound (Ne....

l 1cknor and Fields. 19K3)

and soflbound(New Vnlt.: (V,I is S24.95 and S6.9S, rcspctlivcly.

n..:

Informalinn aOOullhc b.ltt lcflc1d is available from

the Anlktam National Baulcfield Visitor Center. That

office has books.

othcrinforma·

tion concerning !he hallie ....hl ch e311 he

In [he

sti rr ride leader.

1llc Visilnr Center

iocalo:d on [he

Armyofthe Po!om3t

in the baLLIe of AmiClam

Old Ib)!erslo" 'n r ikc.lcrou from tM DunknChurch

on 11 ScplCmbtr 1862. On that day

Amcricam

and includes asma11 museum and film

It

killed, wounded, or

as mIHi"l

_

2 2 , 1 19

_

il open

days a " ·cck. 0800 to 11CXl. ucept

than on *",yQlho,rday durinlltho: Civil WarOt:lll y OIhtr

Tluutksgiving, Oristmu. and New Yelr's Day.

American war.

tho: field looks

similar to how il appeared in 1862. mu ll'll il cuy to understand ho.... 1hc baitle developed and

Additional info rm_ion n::gaflling Antietam tional BattlefieJ(\ can beob!.inc;:d by calling {)(II)432· S124 or ....riling 10 !.he Superimcndc:nl. AnliCl;un Na·

Antietam.

is 3 prime tandid01le for an Army

lionaJ Battlefield.

158. Sharpsl!ulll. Md. 21182.

staff ride to demonslrate the effects of lemlin upon

plans and implement3tion.

P:mlclparu

can be

CAposed to case

in leadership and unit roh\:.

Befon"! aCluai rocld study at Antietam the suIT ride leader should become rcbtivdy familiar with the bailie, battlefield lemlin. and principol pCtMn;t1itics.

sion, as ....ell as logislical

In OOmN1.

The informalion lhat foltowo i. interdcd 10 3.<515t Intcrel;tcd individual. in designing and luo:llng an Anlietam Siaff ride.

A few published sources of infonn3tion which might be helpful to staff leaders arc lilted belo..... Copies oflhcsc publ ications should be ani!· able from commercial booktIWn:II or, if OUt of print.

A publication 10 assist in Drg3llizing tM projtct TIu:Sut/Rltk, by William G. Robcttson and published by the U.S. ArmyCcnlerofMililvy HililO<y in Wash· IngtOn. This bookJel gives guidance for DfglWlilinc' Slaff ride. lists v;p,rious functions (q:.. site study phases) associated with liIaff riding, and estab· lisllCS nuibie standards for a $I""""Slful Cepit! an: available to Army aca)Unl holders from the U.S. Anny PubliClltiOIlS DiSlribulion Cenler. 28Q:J

through Imc!\lbnfy loan: 1'=10"". OtxIglu Soulhal1. Lu'J Uewt1t/lllt&: A Study ;1< C()tMt(IIU/. vol. 2. Ne.... Vo lt: Scrit.-ICr.

,,,.

__. R.£.. Lu: A Blog'upIly, vol. 2. Ne.... yolt:

Seri..."1934.

Murfin,James. GlC/lIIIof8ayol<e/J: Tht Ral/lt o! ;lI<lie/tJl>l. Robt" E. Ut'J Maryland ClltIIj>IJigll. Ba·

toll Rouge: Louisiana State

Press. 19M2.

Uoulevard. Ualtimon:. Md. 21220.2896. The CMII Pu bllClliollS numtx:r is CMH I"'ub 70-21 .

I"ricst. J..,IUI M. Ant,'tlllnt: The Soldit,' J 6<lllk Shippensburg. ra.: While MIUl<:

Another valuable public01lion

Tilt U.s. Army

WilT Colltgt Luvau and

GUldt ro Ihe Oil/tit 0{ Amittom, by Jay

Harol d

w.

NelliOl1.

This

publicalion

Inc .• 1989. Scars. Slcphen. Gttll'I,B.MrCl(I/",, · Th, Y"""I

Ne.... Yot\r.: l1eknor and fieldS. 19M8.

featult! offICia and includes HVpeI"S Ferry. onkr In ....hich

l rcpons. phoIotraph•• and dia8r.111'1s Ktioos il South MoIINain and Eightcc:n slopS an: llITUIacd In the !he bauIc unfolded. The Amieum

Tilbcrg,

F.rot:rlck.

Antietam

National

Billie·

(kid.

National

pm:

$Crvice

lI andbook

No.

31.

U.S.

GovtmTICflI Printing OffiCI:, 1960. Warrer, un J. Gelll,1IlJ III 81,". Baton Rouge:

l'Iide Is available from commen.;ial booI<ltores al a

CO$! of S8.<r.l uth. One of the mDSI

U written, detailed,.nd aceu·

_

louisiana Suu: Universily Pn:ss, 1964. _ _ . Gt<UTa/JIIIG,ay. BalOn Rouge: Louisiana

Slate UoiversityPrHs. 1959.

!'lite IlC<XI\mts oflhe hanlc iSUllldJcDpt TUTMd Red, by

Stephen Scll"!;. CopieS:lIe

commen:ially in

Jolmson. Rohert U. :and BU\:1. Oarcll(:(:.eds. Baula lind UllJitTS of1M eMI W"T. Grant La: Edilion. \/OJ.

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