The following excerpt of E. Benjamin Skinner's book was provided to ABC News by the publisher, Free Press (a division of Simon and Schuster).
Imagine that Robert E. Lee's staff officer had not lost his three cigars
in 1862. Imagine that the general's Antietam battle plans, which were wrapped around those cigars, hadn't wound up in Union hands. Alternatively, imagine that George McClellan hadn't
finally used the providential intelligence to stop the rebels in the bloodiest battle in American...Full Story