1319Re: [TalkAntietam] Books in my Library
- Apr 23 7:15 PMIn a message dated 4/23/04 9:08:36 PM Eastern Daylight Time,
I have the Sears, Preist and Harsh books on the battle and Preist's
book on South Mountain. What else would the group recommend? Now,
when I'm at Antietam, where is the best place to buy it?
See NPS website at http://www.nps.gov/anti/ for weekend hikes.
See http://store.yahoo.com/antietammuseum/ for Antietam bookstore.
BLUE & GRAY MAGAZINE: the Visitor Center has copies of the issues focusing on
Antietam. Each is well worth purchasing. Subjects include West Woods, Crampton
’s Gap, Hood’s Attack, etc.
DISASTER IN THE WEST WOODS by Marion Vince Armstrong.
Fairly new tactical study limited to Sedgwick’s assault into West Woods. I
The MONUMENTS AT ANTIETAM book is nice to have when looking for the stories
behind the various monuments in the park.
The TRAILHEAD GRAPHICS map of Antietam is about $9 and a great reference tool.
The BURNSIDE’S BRIDGE book is a decent micro-study of action at the bridge.
The book on Crampton’s Gap battle (I have it but can’t recall title) is
detailed account of that battle. I recall some comments about having occasional
Kathleen’s Ernst’s TOO AFRAID TO CRY examines the impact of the battle on
local civilians. If this interest you, this book is the perfect source.
BIVOUACS THE DEAD by Steven R. Stotelmyer
Great book that includes the histories & rosters of Antietam National
Cemetery, Washington Cemetery, Mt. Olivet Cemetery, and Elmwood Cemetery. Not a study
of the battle but interesting reading about post-battle burials.
I just finished McPherson’s CROSSROADS OF FREEDOM ANTIETAM and found is just
okay and too short. It’s puts the Antietam campaign in perspective but
provides merely overview of the campaign.
I recommend that you get the various free brochures at the VC on South
Mountain, Cornfield Trail hike, etc.
I heard two Gettysburg guides (Gary Adelman & Tim Smith) are soon to release
an Antietam photo-study.
No further word on Gettysburg Ranger Scott Hartwig's writing of an Antietam
Tom Shay - Cressona, PA
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