soldier with rifle american civil warSpecial Order 191

General Lee's Lost Order Fact Check

A critical review of the story civil war
writers tell of the Antietam Campaign 1862.

"McClellan had an extraordinary stroke of luck that upset Lee's plans. Barton Mitchell spotted a bulky envelope in a field east of town. Curious, he picked it up and discovered inside, wrapped around three cigars, a copy of Lee's Special Order 191 that had been lost by a careless courier. No Civil War general had a better chance to destroy the enemy's army before it could reunite.

(Civil War historian and author, James M. McPherson, speaking to a crowd at Sharpburg on September 16, 2012)

James M. McPherson, with audience at Sharpsburg


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vs Historical Fact Based On The Evidence

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