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5118Re: [TalkAntietam] Re: Carman

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  • Dave
    Oct 3, 2008
      As an item of interest regarding Priest, I noticed that Stephen Recker
      doesn't
      have "Soldiers Battle" listed among his Antietam books on his guide page.
      He does have Priest's South Mountain book listed.

      Dave

      G E Mayers wrote:
      >
      > James;
      >
      > While Priest's books are readable they do have errors in them. I
      > have knowledge of at least a couple instances in the footnotes
      > where the wrong and totally unrelated source is quoted and also
      > where the information is just simply wrong.
      >
      > The maps in the Before Antietam book are not properly drawn to
      > scale. For the Antietam book, I am sure he could have received
      > permission to use the Carmen/Cope maps rather than having his own
      > made.
      >
      > 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: "James W. Durney" <JWD2044@...
      > <mailto:JWD2044%40hotmail.com>>
      > To: <TalkAntietam@yahoogroups.com <mailto:TalkAntietam%40yahoogroups.com>>
      > Sent: Thursday, October 02, 2008 10:29 AM
      > Subject: [TalkAntietam] Re: Carman
      >
      > --- In TalkAntietam@yahoogroups.com
      > <mailto:TalkAntietam%40yahoogroups.com>, "G E Mayers" <gerry1952@...>
      > wrote:
      > >
      > > Dear Dave,
      > >
      > > Jake Pierro published his book on the entire Carman manuscript
      > > but from what I understand, there are no maps.
      >
      > The Carman Ms was to be published w/o maps. Jake Pierro
      > published
      > his book they way Carman would have published his work.
      > >
      > > 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.
      >
      > I enjoyed the Priest book and think it is one of the more
      > readable
      > accounts of the battle. His "errors", IMO, are overstated and
      > give
      > the impression that the work is comprised.
      > >
      > > If you have the Trailhead Graphics map which has the
      > > typographical contours on it, that is a very good map indeed.
      > >
      >
      > Trailhead Graphics are some of the best battlefield maps you can
      > buy.
      >
      > >
      >
      >
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