Preview – John Hoptak: “The Battle of South Mountain”

12 02 2011

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.

The book has lots of photos and illustrations and tres cool maps by Ranger Mannie Gentile. You can read a little more about it at John’s blog.








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