“The South still lost the war, but it lasted nearly three more years.” And? Sharpsburg/Antietam was a preview of the carnage that would come later just up the road at Gettysburg and in the years thereafter.
After the battle at Antietam Creek until the end of the war, how many men more thousands of men of Blue or Gray died or were maimed at places like Fredericksburg, Malvern Hill, Chancellorsville, Vicksburg, Chickamauga, Spotsylvania Court House, Cold Harbor and Petersburg? How many families suffered, some whose homes and livelihoods were destroyed? And then there’s that delicate touch of William Tecumseh Sherman and his Atlanta campaign and then march to the sea.
If anything, what you said compels Mrs. Clinton to stop immediately before there’s even more carnage.p>Still, given who and what she’s battling, I hope she fights on until she and her army have no Minie balls left for their muskets or grapeshot for their cannon. br> — C. Kenna Amos br> Princeton, West Virginia /p> p>