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A Field Guide to Antietam: Experiencing the Battlefield Through Its History, Places, and People by Carol Reardon and Tom Vossler

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 On September 17, 1862, at Antietam, Maryland, in the Potomac Valley near what was then the Virginia border, the bloodiest day in American military history occurred. Sure, this book is a battlefield guide, but it is published by a university press, and not just any university press - UNC Press! Replete with maps and color photographs, this book intricately explains what transpired at twenty-one different sites in and around the battlefield.  It is a must for anyone who wants to explore the area in depth or to better understand what took place there from afar.  Carol Reardon teaches history at Penn State, and Tom Vossler is a former director of the United States Army Military History Institute.

Chapel Hill: The University of North Carolina Press, 2016, 346 pages with an index, notes, maps, and photos.  Trade paperback