Category Antietam

Depictions of Violence at Antietam

Here’s Professor Peter Carmichael of Gettysburg College speaking on how soldiers wrote about the violence at Antietam and how the press depicted it as part of the conference on “Remembering the Violence of Antietam” at Shepherd University. The video’s description reads, “Historian Peter Carmichael talked about the various ways violence at the 1862 Battle of Antietam […]

Clara Barton and the Battle of Antietam

Here’s Amelia Grabowski giving an excellent talk on Clara Barton and her actions at the Battle of Antietam. This was held at Shepherd University in West Virginia on September 8, 2018. I attended this conference, titled “Remembering the Violence of Antietam,” and had a wonderful time. The second half of the conference was on the […]

Face Facts: ‘Little Mac’ Outwitted Lee at Antietam

In this article from America’s Civil War Magazine, historian Dennis Frye overturns some treasured beliefs about Robert E. Lee, George B. McClellan, and the Battle of Antietam. In this article, we learn, “Make no mistake. The Battle of Antietam was a disastrous loss for Lee and the South. The popular myth that the battle was a […]

Battle of Antietam, Lincoln and Emancipation

Here’s former Supervisory Ranger D. Scott Hartwig giving his usual outstanding performance in a presentation to the Emerging Civil War blog’s 2018 symposium. This is truly excellent and well worth watching. The video’s description reads, “Scott Hartwig, the former supervisory historian at Gettysburg National Military Park, talked about the lead up to the September 1862 Battle […]

Crossroads of Freedom: Antietam

This book by James M. McPherson is a decent account of the Maryland Campaign from the “Pivotal Moments in American History” series. He tells us in the Preface, “The meaning of freedom was central tot he meaning of the American Civil War. Freedom, or liberty, has been a contested issue through all of American history. […]

The Antietam Campaign

This is another book of essays from editor Gary Gallagher covering the Maryland Campaign of 1862. This one contains ten essays–eleven if we count the bibliographic essay at the end. The first essay, by Gary Gallagher, was “The Net Result of the Campaign Was in Our Favor,” and covers the confederate reaction to the campaign. […]

The Battle of Antietam: The Bloodiest Day

This book by Ted Alexander, who was the Chief Historian at Antietam National Battlefield, comes to us from The History Press’ Civil War Sesquicentennial Series. It’s a short book, able to be read in a single sitting, and provides a fine introduction to the battle. He sets the stage by providing a very short precis […]