Too Afraid to Cry: Maryland Civilians in the Antietam Campaign

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Stackpole Books, 2007 - History - 300 pages
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  • 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 more 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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    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 ... Read full review

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    Gives a wonderful persepctive on what civilians went through durring the civil war. Read full review

    Contents

    This Conflict of Opinions and Sympathies
    1
    In a Small Commotion
    28
    What a Terrible Feeling This Is
    56
    Ill Die First
    87
    It Was an Awful Time
    111
    Too Afraid to Cry
    130
    A Smell of Death in the Air
    155
    Broken Hearts Cant Be Photographed
    189
    Deliver Us From This Terrible War
    203
    When That Time Comes All Hearts and Hands Will Unite
    225
    Notes
    242
    Selected Bibliography
    272
    Index
    288
    Copyright

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    About the author (2007)

    Kathleen Ernst received a degree in forestry from West Virginia University. Before becoming a full time writer in 2004, she worked at an outdoor living history museum called Old World Wisconsin for 12 years and as a television writer. Her first published historical fiction novels were The Night Riders of Harpers Ferry and The Bravest Girl in Sharpsburg. She has also written numerous American Girl novels including 6 books about Caroline Abbott published in 2012. Her other works include Hearts of Stone, the Chloe Ellefson Mystery series, and the nonfiction book Too Afraid to Cry: Maryland Civilians in the Antietam Campaign.

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