Re: Help with Reasearch
The casualties reported on the NPS site are broken down by the
traditional "Morning," "Mid-day," and "Afternoon" phases. Morning
lumps together The Cornfield, West Woods, and around the Dunker
Church. These figures come from the Official Records and from the
Antietam Battlefield Board.
Dr. Harsh in "Taken at the Flood" (p. 376) attributes 8,700 casualties
to the 160 acres of the Cornfield and East Woods and occurring before
9 am. I assume this includes the pastures south and west of The
Cornfield. On p. 394 he attributes 4,481 casualties to the fighting in
the West Woods and around the Dunker Church.
Agree with Stephen, probably another 3,650 soldiers scummed fairly
quickly to their wounds.
--- In TalkAntietam@yahoogroups.com, Stephen Recker <recker@...> wrote:
> The NPS site is probably a good place to start:
> This site states that 3,650 were killed. It is important to remember,
> though, that many people use that number, but then also use a number
> twice as large as having died from their wounds within two weeks.