The Civil War, Day by Day

Hancock the Superb


Hancock the Superb

During the battle of Antietam, a Union division leader fell during the assaults on "Bloody Lane," and McClellan dispatched Hancock to take charge of the division and maintain the fight. Yet before Hancock could lead a new attack, his corps commander cancelled the movement in order to avert further bloodshed.




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