Praise for The Maps of Antietam
"Ideal as a guide for visitors, Civil War re-enactors, and Civil War scholars."
- James A. Cox,
Midwest Book Review
"The Maps of Antietam is an indispensable resource for any serious student of this pivotal battle and of the larger Maryland Campaign of September 1862. Here, for the first time, are 124 full-page detailed color maps with matching pages of clear and concise narration of the action. Gottfried’s work should be on the shelves of everyone who seeks a good understanding of not only the Battle of Antietam, but of the confusing actions atop South Mountain, around Harpers Ferry, and during the final withdrawal near Shepherdstown. The Maryland Campaign was of vast consequence and importance, and The Maps of Antietam brings it all to life."
- John Hoptak,
Park Ranger, Antietam National Battlefield
"Brad Gottfried is a master mapmaker and a fine historian, and he has proven it yet again with The Maps of Antietam. This ground-breaking work is a very important addition to the growing literature on the Maryland Campaign of 1862. Indeed, it is an essential volume on Antietam studies."
- Thomas G. Clemens,
editor of the two-volume The Maryland Campaign of September 1862 (South Mountain and Antietam), by Ezra A. Carman
"Brad Gottfried has done the Civil War community a huge favor by reducing a very complex battle to a clear, readable, and concise series of maps with matching text. Based on the Carman-Cope maps of 1908 and other contemporary sources, The Maps of Antietam provides the easiest understanding of the battle I’ve ever seen. It is the next-best-thing to being there!"
- Ted Alexander,
Chief Historian, Antietam National Battlefield
"The Maps of Antietam stands as worthy reading on its own. The maps alone offer the opportunity for hours and hours of close scrutiny and informative study. Getting lost in them will be time well spent."
- Chris Mackowski,
Emerging Civil War
"The Maps of Antietam is a welcome addition to the literature on Antietam and the Maryland Campaign. "
- Dan Vermilya ,
Our Country’s Fiery Ordeal
"The Maps of Antietam is a must-have for any Antietam/Sharpsburg reference library, but even those with only a casual interest in the great battle will often find themselves absorbed to the extent of wondering where the hours went!"
- Andrew Wagenhoffer ,
Civil War Books and Authors
"This is an outstanding book which I recommend to all Civil War readers."
- Duane Benell ,
The Civil War Courier