4760Re: [TalkAntietam] Introduction
- Jun 12, 2008Welcome aboard Corey! You have been doing some good reading,
however, beware of what O T Reilly says in his book as totally
factual. For interesting stories and some local flavor it is a
good book but that is about all.
James Murfin's book "A Gleam of Bayonets" is a better book than
Sears' "Landscape Turned Red". Murfin intimately knew the
Antietam battlefield while Sears never once set foot on the
terrain while writing his book.
As a person who has been to Antietam NBP many times, it is
amazing how many stories the field still tells........
Yr. Obt. Svt.
G E "Gerry" Mayers
To Be A Virginian, either by birth, marriage, adoption, or even
on one's mother's side, is an introduction to any state in the
Union, a passport to any foreign country, and a benediction from
the Almighty God. --Anonymous
----- Original Message -----
From: "Corey MacLeod" <coreymacleod@...>
Sent: Thursday, June 12, 2008 2:02 PM
Subject: [TalkAntietam] Introduction
>I suppose I should give a brief introduction. My name is Corey
> live in Greer, South Carolina. I am married to a beautiful
> woman and I have
> two amazing children. My Great-Great-Great Grandfather fought
> for the 29th.
> Massachusetts Regiment, in Co. E. His name was Samuel Cole
> Wright. I have
> always had an interest in my family history but never really
> studied it
> much. After a trip to Sharpsburg back in May a fire wasn't
> lit, but a
> blazing inferno created. I have started reading Stephen Sears'
> Turned Red" and have just today received a copy of O.T. Riley's
> book "The
> Battlefield of Antietam." Shelby FOote's narrative is next as
> soon as I
> finish Sears' book. It's good to be here and I hope to learn
> much from you.
> God Bless.
> Corey MacLeod
> [Non-text portions of this message have been removed]
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