Ranger, blogger and author John Hoptak has published The Battle of South Mountain with The History Press. It’s 182 pages of text plus 13 pages of notes, a bibliography, full index and orders of battle. Two things I notice off the bat are Ezra Carman’s history of the Maryland Campaign is listed as a primary source (I’m not sure it is), and John is a little ambiguous about the timing of McClellan’s telegram to Washington communicating the finding of SO 191. Maybe he’ll comment here.
Preview – John Hoptak: “The Battle of South Mountain”12 02 2011