A “Ton” of Quotes

This weekend, I went over the 2,000 quote mark as I continue capturing quotes related to the Maryland Campaign and the men and women who lived and died in the battles of the late summer of 1862. I started this effort when I launched South From the North Woods in January of 2009. I expanded it when I started to make the quotes available on my other blog Antietam Voices. The experience has been a humbling one for it underscores what is out there that I have not gotten to and may never get to. Initially most of my quotes were about the men who fought at the battle. This is because my earliest “collecting” came from my reading of biographies of McClellan, Lee, Jackson, Stuart, the Hills, Hooker, Richardson, and others. Later, as I read works that are more and more just devoted to the Battle of Antietam and the Maryland Campaign, the number of quotes on the battle itself has now grown to around 25% of the total and will continue to become a larger and larger share of the quote database.

There are 32 different works that I have collected all the quotes that I want out of them. I have listed them below. Others like Carmen, Sears (Landscape Turned Red), and Murfin (Gleam of Bayonets) havent been completed yet and where I have some quotes but not all of them in other works, they are also not included either. I was surprised that 1,834 of my quotes come from just these 32 works. This may not have an appeal to the general universe of readers out there but it is a pretty revealing about my own interests and tastes when it comes to studying the Maryland Campaign. Hopefully you will find this bibliography helpful.

The Antietam Campaign.edited by Gary Gallagher Chapel Hill: The University of North Carolina Press, 1999 312 quotations

Wert, Jeffry D. Cavalryman of the Lost Cause. New York: Simon and Schuster, 2008. 245 quotes

Robertson, James I. Stonewall Jackson The Man, The Soldier, The Legend. New York: Macmillan Publishing Co, 1997 169 quotes

Mason, Jack C. Until Antietam The Life and Letters of Major General Israel B. Richardson, U.S. Army. Carbondale IL: Southern Illinois Press, 2009 100 quotes

Marszalek, John F. Commander of All Lincoln’s Armies. A Life of General Henry W. Halleck. Cambridge MA: The Belknap Press of Harvard University Press. 2004 99 quotes

Pryor, Elizabeth Brown. Reading the Man – A Portrait of Robert E. Lee Through His Private Letters. New York: Penguin Group, 2007 96 quotes

Bridges, Hal. Lee’s Maverick General Daniel Harvey Hill. Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press, 1961 94 quotes

Harsh, Joseph L. Taken at the Flood Robert E. Lee & Confederate Strategy in the Maryland Campaign of 1862. Kent OH: The Kent State University Press, 1999 85 quotes

Cozzens, Peter. General John Pope A Life for the Nation. Urbana: University of Illinois Press,

2000 72 quotes


Civil War Regiments: A Journal of the American Civil War, Vol 5, No 3, Antietam The Maryland Campaign of 1862 63quotes

Robertson, James I. General A. P. Hill. New York: Random 1987 62 quotes

Sorrell, G. Moxley. Recollections of a Confederate Staff Officer. New York: Bantam edition, 1992. 58 quotes


Antietam – Essays on the 1862 Maryland Campaign.edited by Gary Gallagher Kent OH: Kent State University Press, 1989. 49 quotes


Civil War Regiments Vol 6 No. 2 (Campell CA: Savas Publishing Company, 1998) 48 quotes

Sears, Stephen. George B McClellan – The Young Napoleon. New York: Ticknor & Fields, 1988 44 quotes

Wert, Jeffry D. General James Longstreet. New York: Touchstone, 1993. 40 quotes

Hoptak, John David. Our Boys Did Nobly Schuylkill County Pennsylvania, Soldiers at the Battles of South Mountain and Antietam. John David Hoptak 2009 38 quotes

Rafuse, Ethan S. George Gordon Meade and te War in the East. Abilene: McWhiney Founation Press. 2003 26 quotes

Hebert, Walter H. Fighting Joe Hooker. Bison Books, 1999. 22 quotes

Reese, Timothy J. Sealed With Their Lives The Battle for Crampton’s Gap. Baltimore: Butternut and Blue. 1998 20 quotes

Wagner, Richard. For Honor, Flag, and Family Civil War Major General Samuel W. Crawford, 1827-1892. Shippensburg: White Mane Books, 2005 14 quotes

Poole, Robert M. On Hallowed Ground The Story of Arlington Cemetery. New York: Walker & Company, 2009. 14 quotes

Moe, Richard. The Las Full Measure The Life and Death of the First Minnesota Volunteers. New York: Avon Books, 1993 10 quotes

Tidball, Eugene C. No Disgrace to My Country. Kent: Kent State University Press. 2002 9 quotes

Buell, Thomas B. The Warrior Generals Combat Leadership in the Civil War. New York: Crown Publishers. 1997 8 quotes

Johnson, Timothy. A Gallant Little Army. Lawrence KS: University of Kansas, 2007. 7 quotes

Petruzzi, J. David. “The Fleeting Fame of Alfred Pleasanton.” America’s Civil War March 2005: 22-28 6 quotes

Jones, Howard. Blue and Gray Diplomacy. Chapel Hill: The University of North Carolina Press. 2010 6 quotes

Hsieh, Wayne Wei-siang. West Pointers and the Civil War The Old Army in War and Peace. Chapel Hill: The University of North Carolina Press, 2009 6 quotes

Teetor, Paul R. A Matter of Hours Treason at Harpers Ferry. London: Associated University Presses, 1982 5 quotes

Silverman, Thomas, Evans. Shanks The Life and Wars of General Nathan G. Evans, CSA. Cambridge MA: Da Capo, 2002 4 quotes

Philbrick, Nathaniel. The Last Stand – Custer, Sitting Bull, and the Battle of the Little Bighorn. New York: Viking, 2010 3 quotes

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