- May 30, 2007--- In TalkAntietam@yahoogroups.com, "T. R. Livesey" <tlivesey@...>
> From my experience, including elevation markings is always a
> challenge, especially if you want to zoom out and show a broader
> expanse of area. The downside, of course, is that you end up with
> maps that look like the way Sears' text reads: there is no way to
> really understand how the terrain affects the situation. For
> in the maps of all three of these books, the reader cannotappreciate
> the situation in the 40 acre cornfield: how can the 4RI get `lost'?think
> How can A.P. Hill come up out of nowhere on Burnside's left? I
> a serious argument can be made that the elevation information ismore
> important than the ground cover information (woods vs. corn vs.I think Anitetam cannot be understood w/o elevation markings. My
> clover, etc.).
first chance to walk the battlefield was a revelation that I will
never forget. Neither Sears, Priest or Harsh had told me how much
elevation impacts the battle.
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