- Jim Rosebrock
- I am a lifelong student of military history with particular interest in the Battle of Antietam. I work for the federal government in Washington DC and have two teenagers who I love very much. I currently volunteer at the battlefield and devote much time to the study of this battle and the Maryland Campaign. I enjoy collecting notable contemporary quotations by and about the men of Antietam. These words often add a degree of color and character not found elsewhere in their stories. A feature of this blog is the presentation of some of these quotes. My perspective comes from a 28 year career in the U.S. Army. Travels took me to World War II battlefields in Europe and the Pacific where American valor ended the tyranny of Nazism and Empire. But our country faced its own greatest challenge 80 years earlier during the Civil War. And it was the critical late summer of 1862, when Robert E. Lee launched the Maryland Campaign that fortune could have gone either way. It is an incredible story of drama, carnage, bravery, and missed opportunities that culminated around the fields and woodlots of peaceful Sharpsburg MD. So join me as I make this journey South from the North Woods.
Tuesday, January 13, 2009
My Quote Count (and other stuff).
On the left side of this blog, I have added a list of the people who I have collected quotations on, either made by them personally, or made about them by their contemporaries. As the number of quotes and people quoted increase, I will update this count on a weekly basis (give or take). Also, I will try to add a new “quote of the day” every day. Today I moved George McClellan's quote off and added one about A.P. Hill. On a less frequent basis I hope to post a quote with more detailed background and discussion every week or so. This will be a regular feature in my blog. Finally, the pictures that accompany each post are taken around Antietam National Battlefield as I am out and about on my volunteering days. Thanks to those of you already who are encouraging me and providing me with your suggestions.