Re: [TalkAntietam] Re: Congratulations, Tom!
- Do you want help with the Chicago stuff? I could maybe run down there, if
you have a cite, Tom.
In a message dated 1/7/2010 11:08:45 A.M. Central Standard Time,
Another mystery to resolve now: in the Chicago PL is a series of letters
to a third party, cannot recall the name off-hand, from a number of
Confederates from AL that were solicited by a newspaper advertisement in
Birmingham to send their recollections of Antietam. (I think I shared a couple of
these with Gerry) They represent several regiments, including a couple
from Wilcox's brigade, that help with that part of the fight. What is
intriguing is that all addressed to this third party except one, which is
addressed to Carman. So what is the connection here? I cannot find one. So far
anyway. Was Carman using"stringers?" I don't know.
You're right, I will be working on Carman's letter the rest of my life.
So far I have over 1,700 in a database. And many more to catalog.
Dr. Thomas G. Clemens
Professor of History
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- Oh, if you change the FORMAT, it could be done (in theory). I was merely speaking about the impossibility of ever seeing the Antietam Atlas ever reprinted in its original form. (CD-ROM is great, but unless you have a color printer that'll take a sheet of paper three feet by four feet. . . . )
For those who've never seen the Antietam Atlas (and very few were produced), each plate is about the size of a small coffee table. If you've ever seen a plate from the ORIGINAL OR Atlas (not the one currently sold in bookstores; those have been reduced dramatically in size), it's almost identical. And in terms of page count, the OR Atlas is probably 20x the size of the Antietam Atlas. (A book has to be of a certain length to make the eocnomics of publishing work.)
--- In TalkAntietam@yahoogroups.com, "G E Mayers" <gerry1952@...> wrote:
> Dear Jake;
> The trick of course would be what format would work best and
> whether a CD could also be part of the package to sweeten the
> deal. (I have worked in the publishing field also, so am aware of
> some of the technical issues involved.)
> 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: "joseph_pierro" <joseph_pierro@...>
> To: <TalkAntietam@yahoogroups.com>
> Sent: Friday, January 08, 2010 12:47 PM
> Subject: [TalkAntietam] Re: Congratulations, Tom!
> <snip>If it ever were to be attempted, the only way I think it
> could possibly be done would be to reprint the maps as single
> sheets (as opposed to being bound in a book).