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  • tjrhys62
    May 1, 2004
      For Tom Shay:

      In your bibliographical listing below you cite a Crampton's Gap book
      (mine) with "occasional errors." If legitimate, it would be helpful
      to know what these are so I can address them. Please specify.

      Tim Reese


      --- In TalkAntietam@yahoogroups.com, rotbaron@a... wrote:
      > In a message dated 4/23/04 9:08:36 PM Eastern Daylight Time,
      > james2044@h... writes:
      > 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
      > recommend it.
      >
      > 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
      > errors.
      >
      > 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
      > book..
      >
      > Tom Shay - Cressona, PA
      >
      >
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