Presentation by Michael Lang, Author and Historian
Location: UNT Health Science Center, MET Building, 1000 Montgomery, Fort Worth. TX 76107 – Room 109-111
Dinner: 6PM (Individually Packaged – Yankee Pot Roast with Petite Vegetables, Mashed Potatoes, Beans with almonds, Garden Salad, and Dessert – $15 per person – Please RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org or call or text 817-307-9263)
Program: Starts at 7PM
The Battle of Antietam has long been known as the bloodiest day in American military history with more than twenty thousand soldiers either dead, wounded, or missing. On September 17, 1862, McClellan attacked at dawn, igniting a battle that raged until sunset. By the end of the following day, Lee’s battered army began its withdrawal. The eventual Confederate retreat provided the Lincoln Administration a much sought after victory. President Lincoln announced the Emancipation Proclamation just four days later, dramatically altering the very nature of the war.
Published by the University of Tennessee Press, Decisions at Antietam introduces readers to critical decisions made by Confederate and Union commanders throughout this pivotal campaign. Michael Lang examines the decisions that portended the action and shaped the course of the campaign as it unfolded. Rather than telling a linear history, Lang’s discussion of the critical decisions presents readers with a vivid blueprint of the campaign’s developments. Exploring the critical decisions in this way allows the reader to progress from a sense of what happened in these battles to why they happened as they did. There are currently 13 books in the Command Decision in America’s Civil War series, with a further five set to be published in the near future. Michael’s second book in the series Decisions of the Maryland Campaign will be published later this year.
Michael Lang has been a life long lover of history – especially the Civil War. His book on Antietam has been recognized as one of the best in this “decisions” series. He is a successful photographer and his pictures of the modern day battlefield are exceptional. He has worked as a manager for FedEx for 35 years and lives in Frisco, Texas. His books will be available for purchase and signing at the meeting.
This should be a great program. See you on the 9th!