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 Posted: Mon Oct 31st, 2011 10:25 pm
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Could someone please explain to me why Gen. Lee chose Antietam as a battlefield.  The Potomac river was to his back. Was he protecting the cross roads at sheperdstown for reinforcements coming in from harpers ferry? I understand the advantages of the terrain for lee at antietam, being able to shift his troops from flank to flank as needed without being seen by the enemy but was that good enough reason to fight a battle with a large river to his back?

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