Great Antietam Sites on the Anniversary of the Battle

Editor’s Note: I orginally wrote this article on the 147th anniversary of the Battle of Antietam.  I’ve repurposed the content today for the 149th anniversary.  If you know of other good Antietam resources on the web, be sure to leave a comment.  I particularly welcome comments from Antietam bloggers I’ve missed below.  I know there are even more of you two years later.  Don’t be shy!

On this 149th anniversary of the Battle of Antietam, I had originally intended to have a multi-blog event choosing the Top 7 Antietam books like the ones I recently ran on Gettysburg and Shiloh, but real life intervened.  Perhaps another Civil War blogger may put something like this together next year, or I may do it myself if the opportunity presents itself.  Instead of a best of series on Antietam books, however, I’ve decided instead to bring your attention to some excellent online resources on the Antietam Campaign.

Flickr Photo by Rob Shenk
Flickr Photo by Rob Shenk

First, I’d like to present the work of Brian Downey.  Brian runs The Battle of Antietam on the Web, blogs at behind Antietam on the Web, and created the Talk Antietam Yahoo Message Board.  Did you think you knew everything there is to know about the Battle of Antietam?  Think again.  Many of the members at Talk Antietam have literally spent decades focusing on the battle.  More than one published author also posts there.  Clicking on the three links above will give you loads of information on various aspects of the battle.

Second, there are an amazing number of Antietam blogs out there.  In fact, I think there are more Antietam blogs than their are Gettysburg blogs, though I’m sure that state of affairs won’t last forever.  Here is a list of the Antietam blogs I frequent:

Lastly, I’d like to also toot my own horn briefly and provide a link to my Top 5 Antietam Books post from earlier this year.  Please be sure to check out all of these great sites and take a moment to remember the sacrifice of Union and Confederate soldiers, all Americans, on this bloodiest single day in American history.

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3 responses to “Great Antietam Sites on the Anniversary of the Battle”

  1. Brian Avatar

    Thanks for the great press, Brett! Don’t give up on the top 7 books for Antietam idea. Let me see if I can get my act together enough to get a start in the next week or two. Close enough, right?

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    You’re welcome! Your site is one of the inspirations for my new Petersburg Campaign web site Beyond the Crater.


  3. Brian Avatar

    BTC is off and running – best of luck with that – it looks like one heck of an ambitious task!

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