Burnside's Bridge

The Climactic Struggle of the 2nd and 20th Georgia at Antietam Creek


Book Description

Before the heroic stand of the 20th Maine at Little Round Top, the 2nd and 20th Georgia infantries, led by Brig. Gen. Robert Toombs, held off a veritable Yankee juggernaut and triumphed at Burnside's Bridge on Antietam Creek in 1862. this detailed account profiles the troops whose last stand helped prevent the destruction of the Army of Northern Virginia, providing Robert E. Lee with yet another chance for a northern invasion.

  • First thoroughly researched study of the struggle for Burnside Bridge
  • New perspective on Robert Toombs's role in the Army of Northern Virginia

  • About the Author

    Phillip Thomas Tucker is the author or editor of more than 20 books on the Civil War and African American, women's, and Irish history. He is a United States Air Force historian at Bolling Air Force Base in Washington, DC.

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