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5111Re: [TalkAntietam] Carman

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  • G E Mayers
    Oct 1, 2008
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      Dear Dave,

      Jake Pierro published his book on the entire Carman manuscript
      but from what I understand, there are no maps.

      Priest is good for getting an idea about the chaos of the battle
      etc but in many of his footnotes, the information is not accurate
      or wrongly cited. The maps in his Before Antietam book are not
      properly drawn.

      If you have the Trailhead Graphics map which has the
      typographical contours on it, that is a very good map indeed.

      If you go to the official NPS website for
      Antietam...www.nps.gov/anti... there are downloadable pdf files
      for some of the trails you can hike at the field. Other trail
      hike guides can be had at the Visitor Center.

      Yr. Obt. Svt.
      G E "Gerry" Mayers

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      on one's mother's side, is an introduction to any state in the
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      the Almighty God. --Anonymous
      ----- Original Message -----
      From: "Dave" <gewehr@...>
      To: <TalkAntietam@yahoogroups.com>
      Sent: Wednesday, October 01, 2008 4:06 PM
      Subject: [TalkAntietam] Carman

      >I have a few questions:
      > Is it worth getting Carman, even if I have to sell the family
      > dog?
      > I have the Carman maps, the Trailhead and the NPS map. Are
      > there any
      > other maps? Didn't I hear somewhere that someone was going to
      > do a
      > "Maps of Antietam" book in the same manner as Gottfried's "Maps
      > of
      > Gettysburg"?
      > I've heard that Priest was unreliable as a source. Is this
      > true, and in
      > which ways? I wasn't very impressed with his Gettysburg work,
      > but I'm
      > too ignorant to judge his Antietam or South Moutain books (I
      > have both).
      > Did anyone post any pictures of the fording?
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