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Chapter 6: The autumn campaign in Maryland. grand ball at Urbana. start from Urbana. fights near Frederick and Middletown. march toHarper's Ferry. fight at Crampton's Gap. exciting time in pleasant valley. surrender of Harper's Ferry. march to Sharpsburg. bombardment of Sharpsburg. the battle of Sharpsburg or Antietam. day after the battle, and recrossing the Potomac. General Lee had now decided not to attack the enemy in their strong fortifications around Alexandria, but boldly to carry the war into the enemy's territory, or at least into the fertile plains of Maryland. Many advantages, it was hoped, might be secured by this policy. For a considerable period he would be able there to subsist his army, relieved from the necessity of protecting his lines of communication for supplies. The confident belief was also entertained that our army would be increased by 20,000 to 25,000 recruits, who were supposed to be only awaiting the opportunity of taking up arm