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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 young adult children who I love very much. I currently volunteer at Antietam 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. Since 2013 I have been conducting in depth research on the regular artillery companies of the Union Army and their leaders. I hope to turn this into a book on this subject in the future. 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. 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, March 23, 2010

Tom Clemen's Maryland Campaign Blog

Tom Clemens, perhaps the subject matter expert on the Maryland Campaign has joined the blogosphere with his new blog The Maryland Campaign of 1862. Tom's blog will focus on Gen. Ezra A. Car­man and his 1,800 page man­u­script his­tory of the cam­paign. Savas-Beatie LLC will release the first vol­ume of Tom's edition of the Carmen manuscript on May 15, 2010. The first vol­ume con­tains the chap­ters lead­ing up to the bat­tle of Anti­etam and includes the plans of both com­man­ders, the pre­lim­i­nary move­ments of both armies and the bat­tles of South Moun­tain. A sec­ond vol­ume will include the bat­tle of Anti­etam and the imme­di­ate aftermath. I am looking forward to learning more about Carmen and his work at Tom's new blog and I wish him every success in this undertaking. I have added Tom's blog to my list of favorites here and at Antietam Voices .

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