Too Afraid to Cry: Maryland Civilians in the Antietam Campaign

Too Afraid to Cry Maryland Civilians in the Antietam Campaign Now Available in Paperback First study of the Antietam campaign from civilians perspectives Many never before published accounts of the Battle of Antietam The battle at Antietam Creek the bloodiest d

  • Title: Too Afraid to Cry: Maryland Civilians in the Antietam Campaign
  • Author: Kathleen A. Ernst
  • ISBN: 9780811734240
  • Page: 207
  • Format: Paperback
  • Now Available in Paperback First study of the Antietam campaign from civilians perspectives Many never before published accounts of the Battle of Antietam The battle at Antietam Creek, the bloodiest day of the American Civil War, left than 23,000 men dead, wounded, or missing Facing the aftermath were the men, women, and children living in the village of SharpsburgNow Available in Paperback First study of the Antietam campaign from civilians perspectives Many never before published accounts of the Battle of Antietam The battle at Antietam Creek, the bloodiest day of the American Civil War, left than 23,000 men dead, wounded, or missing Facing the aftermath were the men, women, and children living in the village of Sharpsburg and on surrounding farms In Too Afraid to Cry, Kathleen Ernst recounts the dramatic experiences of these Maryland citizens stories that have never been told and also examines the complex political web holding together Unionists and Secessionists, many of whom lived under the same roofs in this divided countryside.

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    1. Maryland was the scene of the bloodiest battle in U.S. history at Antietam, but the same area was involved in two further Civil War campaigns: the march to and retreat from Gettysburg and a lunge towards Washington D.C. and prisoner camps. The effects on the small farm communities and neighboring towns were devastating. As noted in the forward, the mere presence of 120,000 soldiers and 50,000 mules and horses caused innumerable problems before a shot was fired at Antietam.Ernst has done a master [...]

    2. I really loved this book. I loved the story of the battle told from the perspective of the civilians. I really enjoyed that the book talked about how the lives of these people were effected during and after the battle. The battle lasted just one day, but the consequences were felt for a long time. A must read for anyone who is interested in the Battle of Antietam.

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