Frank Leslie's Illustrated HISTORY OF THE CIVIL WAR
- I own a copy of this 'illustrated historic' book that was published in
1895. So my copy states.
For our group, I am willing to 'scan' and 'upload' these historic
'drawings' of Harpers Ferry, South Mountain and Antietam that the
various "war" artist portrayed during the war, a short time earlier
than when this book was published.
This is a very hard to find book and basicly one of a kind as it were.
You see so many of these books destroyed by people tearing out these
historic drawings and 'framing' them and selling them at antique shops.
This will never be the case with this one in my lifetime.
The problem with any possible uploading' of scanned images is the
"size" of the book and its drawings. The book measures 8" & 3/4" wide
by 16" & 1/4" long. Quite a large book! My scanner/s [two] support
normal 8" & 1/2" by 11" & 1/2" documents/images, which means one of
two things, I scan the drawings in two seperate sections or one image
with a portion of it cut off. I cannot afford to go and have these
There is one other possible option, and that is I take a photograph
with my digital camera of the drawing and upload it that way [probably
the best way!] as it would not create additional wear & tear on an
already old old book.
Would you the members like to view these images?
If so, let me know and I'll make arrangements [time constaints
permitting] to create an 'album' here with the above title name and
eventually start to submit some of these.
- Hey buddy! It might have been in Fox's Regimental Losses in the Civil
War. Also, to the best of my knowledge, Antietam had the highest
number of surgeons killed in a single battle: four. At Gettysburg I
think one was killed and thirteen wounded. I don't know how many
surgeons were wounded at Antietam, but know one or two surgeons from
the 14th Connecticut had a narrow escape at the Roulette Farm. Scott
--- In TalkAntietam@yahoogroups.com, Stephen Recker <recker@...> wrote:
> I'm trying to remember where I read that the 15th Mass. in the West
> Woods was one of only four regiments in the CW that suffered more
> 100 dead in a single engagement. Anyone know where I might've read
> that? Thanks.