• Now Available in Paperback • First study of the Antietam campaign from civilians' perspectives • Many never-before-published accounts of the Battle of Antietam The battle at Antietam Creek, the bloodiest day of the American Civil War, left more than 23,000 men dead, wounded, or missing. Facing the aftermath were the men, women, and children living in the village of Sharpsburg and on surrounding farms. In Too Afraid to Cry, Kathleen Ernst recounts the dramatic experiences of these Maryland citizens--stories that have never been told--and also examines the complex political web holding together Unionists and Secessionists, many of whom lived under the same roofs in this divided countryside.
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About the Author
Kathleen A. Ernst, a Maryland native, is a graduate of Antioch University and the author of numerous articles in magazines such as Civil War Times Illustrated and America's Civil War. She lives in Wisconsin.
Table of Contents
Foreword Ted Alexander ix
"This Conflict of Opinions and Sympathies" 1
"In a Small Commotion" 28
"What a Terrible Feeling This Is" 56
"I'll Die First" 87
"It Was an Awful Time" 111
"Too Afraid to Cry" 130
"A Smell of Death in the Air" 155
"Broken Hearts Can't Be Photographed" 189
"Deliver Us From This Terrible War" 203
"When That Time Comes, All Hearts and Hands Will Unite" 225
Selected Bibliography 272
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Couldn't put this book down, left me wanting to read more. A riveting detailed account of what it was like to live at this time. Amazing and haunting insight into the lives of the average person caught in the tragedy of the Civil War.