Daily Archives: September 13, 2012

Union troops discover Lee’s Antietam battle plan 150 years ago this hour (1862)


Video: Sept. 13, 1862 (at 41:58)

(Saturday, September 13, 1862, 10 a.m. during the American Civil War) — Two Union soldiers this morning discovered a mislaid copy of Confederate General Robert E. Lee’s detailed Antietam battle plans, Special Order 191, wrapped around three cigars. Continue reading Union troops discover Lee’s Antietam battle plan 150 years ago this hour (1862)