Sealed with Their Lives: Battle of Crampton's Gap, Burkittsville, MD, Sept. 14, 1862. Timothy J. Reese.
Sealed with Their Lives: Battle of Crampton's Gap, Burkittsville, MD, Sept. 14, 1862
Sealed with Their Lives: Battle of Crampton's Gap, Burkittsville, MD, Sept. 14, 1862
Sealed with Their Lives: Battle of Crampton's Gap, Burkittsville, MD, Sept. 14, 1862

Sealed with Their Lives: Battle of Crampton's Gap, Burkittsville, MD, Sept. 14, 1862

Baltimore, MD: Butternut & Blue, 1998. First Edition, First Printing. Fine Hardcover in a Fine Dust Jacket.

Reese's analysis of the Maryland Campaign is the major contribution to understanding the subject; a valuable reference.

In Sealed with Their Lives, he explained why and how the attack through Crampton's Gap was the master key to understanding events that followed. [The Civil War Bookshelf, blog]

Signed by the Author on the title page with no personalization.
No Flaws or Blemishes but minimal shelf handling; Still Gift Quality. 8vo; 9.25 inches tall; 423 pages with Chapter Notes, Bibliography and Index. Illustrated with black and white photographs and maps..

Fine / Fine. Item #15534
ISBN: 0935523677

Background Information:

The Battle of Crampton's Gap, or Battle of Burkittsville, was a battle fought between forces under Confederate Brig. Gen. Howell Cobb and Union Maj. Gen. William B. Franklin as part of the Battle of South Mountain on September 14, 1862, at Crampton's Gap in Western Maryland, during the Maryland Campaign of the American Civil War.

Franklin's VI Corps attacked a small, hastily assembled Confederate force at Crampton's Gap in South Mountain that sought to protect the rear of Confederate Maj. Gen. Lafayette McLaws, who was across Pleasant Valley on Maryland Heights taking part in the siege of Harpers Ferry. Despite inferior numbers, the Confederate force held out throughout the day, taking heavy casualties.

By the evening the VI Corps broke the Confederate line and proceeded through the gap into Pleasant Valley. Franklin, however, failed to follow up on his success and did not attack McLaws on Maryland Heights.

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