NEW BOOK COMING!!

New Book Coming!
As some of you know, I have been working on a new book, a “speculative history” of the Battle of Antietam. My thesis is that if the Union had won an overwhelming victory at Antietam, it would have led not only to the defeat of all the Confederate armies, but — and here is the great irony — the preservation of slavery.

Why? Because the preliminary Emancipation Proclamation, issued soon after Antietam, allowed the rebel states to return to the Union with slavery intact by January 1, 1863 if they reversed their articles of secession. (That is a segment of that document that most people don’t know about). In my book, the rebel states, their armies devastated, accept Lincoln’s offer. The war and bloodshed are over, but the scourge of slavery remains.

Here is the proposed cover — look for it soon on amazon. com.

Lincoln, Antietam
My New Book — Coming soon on amazon.com

Author: geneofva

Author of "Citizen-General: Jacob Dolson Cox and the Civil War Era," and of the upcoming "Lincoln, Antietam, and a Northern Lost Cause."

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