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"A Simple Hop, Skip, and Jump?": Burnside and His Bridge at Antietam

"A Simple Hop, Skip, and Jump?": Burnside and His Bridge at Antietam

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General Ambrose E. Burnside ranks among the most maligned generals of the American Civil War and much of the criticism leveled against him stems from his actions during the September 17,1862, Battle of Antietam, and especially his efforts at storming the Burnside Bridge. But is this popular criticism of Burnside fair" Join John Hoptak for a new look at the role and actions of Ambrose Burnside and the soldiers of his 9th Corps during the war's Bloodiest Day.

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"A Simple Hop, Skip, and Jump?": Burnside and His Bridge at Antietam