The companion volume to Bradley M. Gottfried's bestselling The Maps of Gettysburg, this detailed collection of maps puts into context the campaign that many historians believe marked the beginning of the end for the Confederacy.
The Maps of Antietam breaks down the entire operation (and all related actions) into 21 “action-sections” enriched with 124 full-color, original full-page maps. These spectacular cartographic creations bore down to the regimental and battery level and include the march into Maryland, the Harpers Ferry Operation, the Battle of South Mountain, the battle at Antietam, the retreat and the fighting at Shepherdstown, as well as important marches and events. At least two—and as many as 10—maps accompany each “action-section.” Opposite each map is a full facing page of detailed, footnoted text describing the units, personalities, movements and combat (including quotes from eyewitnesses) depicted on the accompanying map, all of which make the story of Lee’s raid into Maryland come alive.
Perfect for browsing or for walking the battlefield itself, The Maps of Antietam is a seminal work that belongs on the bookshelf of every Civil War enthusiast.
Hardcover Book : 320 pages
Publisher: Savas Beatie Llc ( June 01, 2012 )
Item #: 13-564978
Product Dimensions: 7.0 x 10.0 inches
Product Weight: 43.0 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
If you like previous versions of Bull Run and Chickamauga from this series, than this book is right up your alley! I am becoming very spoiled at using the previous versions to enhance my battlefield experience. I have been to Antietam before, but now cannot wait to go back since I have this resource in hand. The maps are of excellent quality giving a clear experience of the action on the field. The simple half page descriptions that accompany each map are an excellent clarification of what is going on in each stage of the battle. Of special interest in this book are the maps and description of South Mountain, the best in detail so far to be published. Can't wait to explore these areas as well. This book is a must for anyone wanting to do a detailed study of the Maryland campaign. Can't wait for the upcoming map series on the Wilderness campaign!
Reviewer: John J
This map atlas is the best of the series--and they are all outstanding. For the first time I truly understand the campaign--from September 3 when Lee crossed the Potomac to the Union response, the battles of South Mountain (there were several battles for different passes, not just one), and finally the fighting on the evening of Sept. 16 and the terrible fighting all the next day.
The maps are wonderful, rich in detail printed on heavy glossy paper, the binding is nice black cloth and it is a sewn book! (you can tell by looking at the way the signatures are bound). Congratulations again to the author and publisher for another excellent entry in this series. Please--Franklin and Nashville!