Praise for The Maryland Campaign of September 1862

“These two volumes will be hailed as the greatest edition of Carman’s work and a great addition to the annals of Civil War history.”

- The Gettysburg Chronicle

“Ezra Carman fought at Antietam, devoted the rest of his life to studying the battle, and his manuscript of the Maryland campaign and Antietam is unparalleled in Civil War historiography. Editor Thomas Clemens has applied scholarship, context, and analysis to Carman’s life work. A masterful performance all around.”

- Stephen W. Sears,
author of Landscape Turned Red: The Battle of Antietam

“If the long-unpublished Ezra Carman manuscript is the Bible on the Maryland Campaign in general and the battle of Antietam in particular, then Tom Clemens' edited and annotated version is the equivalent of Strong’s Concordance. The Maryland Campaign of 1862 (with a third concluding volume to follow) remains the unchallenged authority on Ezra Carman, and everyone interested in the subject needs to read these books.”

- Ted Alexander,
Chief Historian, Antietam National Battlefield

“Historians have long recognized and used the Carman manuscript as the most knowledgeable and reliable source on the Maryland Campaign and the Battle of Antietam. Based on his exhaustive research into Carman’s papers and other sources, Dr. Clemens has now exponentially enhanced the manuscript’s value and utility by demonstrating where Carman obtained his information, and where that information can be accessed today. Nothing will ever be of greater value to historians researching the Maryland Campaign.”

- Marion V. Armstrong, author of Unfurl Those Colors: McClellan, Sumner and the Second Army Corps in the Antietam Campaign and Disaster in the West Woods

“Ezra A. Carman knew more about Antietam than anyone. His manuscript is one of the most important works ever written on the battle, and Tom Clemens has made it better with a brilliant job of editing.”

- D. Scott Hartwig, author of To Antietam Creek: The Maryland Campaign

The Maryland Campaign of 1862 offers a detailed blow-by-blow account of the action that raged outside the small western Maryland town of Sharpsburg and along the banks of Antietam Creek, told primarily through the recollections and firsthand accounts of those who fought in the massive bloodletting in 1862's September. As he did with Volume 1 on South Mountain (2010), Dr. Thomas Clemens brilliantly edited and annotated this portion of Ezra Carman's monumental manuscript, and in doing so demonstrates anew not only his great skill as a trained historian in analyzing Carman’s interpretations and sources, but his own extensive knowledge of this decisive battle, which remains the bloodiest single day battle in American history. Quite simply, this volume belongs in the hands of anyone seeking a true understanding of Antietam.”

- John David Hoptak, Park Ranger, Antietam National Battlefield