“a timid cautious man & lacks energy, vigor & sagacity”
A North Carolina Officer describing John Walker
From Stonewall Jackson The Man, The Soldier, The Legend by James I. Robertson. New York: Macmillan Publishing Co, 1997. Page 600
I am a lifelong student of military history and biographies. I currently volunteer at Antietam National Battlefield and devote much time to the study of the 1862 Maryland Campaign. I enjoy collecting notable contemporary quotations by and about the men of Antietam. These words often add a degree of color and character not found elsewhere in their stories. This blog is honors the words and deeds of these men and women, soldiers and civilians who lived through this battle.