Tag: marion v. armstrong

  • Marion Armstrong on French’s Attack on The Sunken Road

    Some longtime readers may recall from my review of Marion Armstrong’s Unfurl Those Colors! that I was unconvinced Edwin Sumner ordered French’s Division to attack the Sunken Road at Antietam.  It was with interest then, that I read a recent interview with Marion Armstrong conducted by the Save Historic Antietam Foundation over at Harry Smeltzer’s […]

  • Review: Unfurl Those Colors!: McClellan, Sumner, & the Second Army Corps in the Antietam Campaign

    Marion V. Armstrong, Jr. Unfurl Those Colors!: McClellan, Sumner, and the Second Army Corps in the Antietam Campaign. Tuscaloosa, AL: The University of Alabama Press (March 26, 2008). 424 pages, 32 maps, notes, bibliography, index. ISBN: 978-0817316006 $39.95 (Hardcover w/DJ). Does Edwin V. Sumner, commander of the Army of the Potomac’s II Corps at Antietam, […]

  • Controversies of a Campaign: Why Did French Attack the Sunken Road At Antietam?

    I just finished reading Marion V. Armstrong’s new book Unfurl Those Colors!: McClellan, Sumner, and the Second Army Corps in the Antietam Campaign, and one of Armstrong’s theories just doesn’t sit right with me.  Before we go into details let me give you a little bit of background.  The fight over the northern portion of […]

  • New Military History Reading Challenge: TOCWOC’s Selections

    Strategist’s Personal Library is hosting a new “Military history reading challenge“.  The idea is for bloggers to choose three military history books to read and link back to the original post over at SPL.  The end result will be a large selection of books on various military history topics for people to read.  I had […]

  • Recent Book Acquisitions: June 2008

    I’ve wanted to reintroduce this type of post ever since I started blogging regularly again. I am currently in the middle of reading Phillip E. Myers’ Caution and Cooperation: The American Civil War in British-American Relations. Myers argues against the previously common supposition that intervention by European powers Britain and France was possible and even […]

  • Disaster in the West Woods

    Thanks to Brett I recently picked up a nice little battle monograph – Disaster in the West Woods, General Edwin V. Sumner and the II Corps at Antietam, by Marion V. Armstrong (Western Maryland Interpretive Association 2002). At 77 pages it’s short, but a worthwhile read for anyone interested in Antietam. Right now it’s on […]