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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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
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About the author (2007)

Kathleen A. Ernst, a Maryland native, is a graduate of Antioch University and the author of numerous articles in magazines such as Civil War Times Illustrated and America's Civil War. She lives in Wisconsin.

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