- Sep 23, 2005Hi Nick,
You might also find Antietam on the Web (http://aotw.org) a useful
resource for maps, bios, drill-down orders of battle, further
references, etc - if you'll forgive the shameless self-promotion.
Tom Shay's absolutely right about the Carman-Cope maps, of course, but
you can get them for free online from the Library of Congress,
including that fabulous zooming viewer. I've used my digital set a lot.
Rather then the middle or southern sections, I'd think the northern
portion of the field could easily take two meetings, if one had the
time. Somewhat more complex action and broader scope there, it seems
For references, it's always good to return to the ORs also. These are
available online in a couple of places, if you don't already have
access locally. I've posted the 315 after-action reports which refer
to the Maryland Campaign on AotW also :).
I, too, hunger for a complete Carman manuscript, but that'll have to
wait til Dr Clemens publishes or I get the time at the Library of
Congress it'll take to xerox the thing. If they'll let me.
--- In TalkAntietam@yahoogroups.com, nickrelee@a... wrote:
> I do have a copy of Sid Meier's but when I made a chart of the
> saved on the disk (because the disk sometimes gave them a different
> appears that the disk is missing chapters 1-5,14 and anything past
> may not even exist. Maybe I'm not looking thru the disk correctly.
> Speaking for myself I'd say the more the merrier on the trip. We
> back from this year's trip on Monday (middle tennessee - franklin,
> spring hill, stones river) so I'm not even sure when we'll start
> We just had decided earlier this year that Antietam was next.
Right now I'm
> gathering maps, order of battle, biographies (from Warners 2 books)
to make a
> binder for us to use. I'm not sure if we'll start before Christmas
> anyway to shorten the story, I think we'll be happy to have others
> My guess is we'll go in August-October.
> Maybe you (or anyone else) can give some opinion on how to break up
> study. My idea was:
> 1-Second Manassas
> 2-the march north
> 3-Harper's Ferry
> 4-South Mountain
> 5-Antietam, cornfield
> 6-Antietam, sunken road
> 7-Antietam, burnside's bridge
> 8-return to Virginia
> Under that setup, if our first meeting was in January then we'd be
> August and the trip could be Aug, Sept or Oct. We meet for about 1
> hours each month so I was wondering if maybe Antietam should be
> maybe 5 meetings. Do it as Hooker/Mansfield assault, Sumner into
> sunken road and burnside's bridge. That'd be 4 and the fifth could
either be 2
> on the sunken road or AP Hill's attack. Do you think there is
> happening that devoting 2 meetings to either the middle or southern
> be worthwhile? Does all that make sense?
> --Nick K
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