5118Re: [TalkAntietam] Re: Carman
- Oct 3, 2008As an item of interest regarding Priest, I noticed that Stephen Recker
have "Soldiers Battle" listed among his Antietam books on his guide page.
He does have Priest's South Mountain book listed.
G E Mayers wrote:
> 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
> Yr. Obt. Svt.
> G E "Gerry" Mayers
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> From: "James W. Durney" <JWD2044@...
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> Sent: Thursday, October 02, 2008 10:29 AM
> Subject: [TalkAntietam] Re: Carman
> --- In TalkAntietam@yahoogroups.com
> <mailto:TalkAntietam%40yahoogroups.com>, "G E Mayers" <gerry1952@...>
> > 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
> 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
> accounts of the battle. His "errors", IMO, are overstated and
> 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
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