1157Antietam on the Web waking up ...
- Aug 7, 2003Greetings fellow listers. It sure is quiet :)
I have a couple of items, if you're interested. I've been in a kind of
hibernation, consumed by my day job for a couple of years, but I've
got some of my life back for the moment ... so I'll just jump on in.
First, I'd really like to read Dr Clemens' edited Carman
manuscript(s), if available. I just don't know where to obtain it.
Is this work 'published' in the public sense? I'd be most tickled to
buy a copy, if possible. Anybody know? I live relatively close to
GMU, if a visit there would be effective.
On a related note, I have been delighting in the Carman-Cope maps of
the Battlefield at Antietam - the Atlas. The Library of Congress has
put them online, along with some pretty sophisticated viewing
software. The maps are very large (digitally speaking), but just
magnificently reproduced. I recommend a vist, if you haven't already
seen them, to:
Because of the large scale of the maps, and the fine-grain detail,
they're impossible to see all at once on one computer screen, at least
at a legible magnification. So, I'm beginning work on versions of
these maps optimized for the Web using these LoC digital images with
symbols overlayed, and eventually interactively linked to more
information about units, individuals, etc. At my present rate,
though, this might take months or even years. For other computer geeks
out there, I'm learning a bit about Flash, which looks promising for
Which brings me to some shameless promotion - I've had a website about
the battle going for some years, called Antietam on the Web (AotW),
but it's never been as complete or thorough or interesting or useful
as I'd like. I've recently found a new home/server, and done some
database and web programming to better present information I do have
assembled. I invite you to come take a look at http://aotw.org
And ... if anyone has the time and inclination, I'm looking for help
in continuing to build and refine the AotW website in a number of ways
- actually hoping to build a communitiy of fellow enthusiasts who have
things to say about the Battle. I'll never be able to do it justice
alone. I've built some simple web tools members can use to contribute
directly on the site, online.
AotW is an outlet and focus for my passion for the History, and is
strictly non-commercial. No fees, no advertising, no marketing, no
hidden agendae. I hope this doesn't look like spam!
Anyway, it's good to be back, and I look forward to hearing from you
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