Suggested Reading List

For Students

  • Adelman, Garry E. & Timothy H. Smith. Antietam: Then & Now. Gettysburg, PA: Thomas Publications, 2005.
  • Appleseeds Magazine, March 2001. “Clara Barton." Peterborough, NH: Cobblestone Publishing.
  • Chang, Ina. A Separate Battle: Women and the Civil War. New York: Puffin Books, 1996.Chorlin, Meg, (ed.). Cobblestone Magazine, December 1999. Children in the Civil War. Peterborough, NH: Cobblestone Publishing.
  • Crane, Stephen. The Red Badge of Courage. 1895.
  • DIG Magazine, February 2004. Civil War Battlefields. Peterborough, NH: Cobblestone Publishing.
  • Freedman, Russell. Lincoln: A Photobiography. New York: Clarion Books, 1987.
  • Hale, Sarah Elder, (ed.). Antietam: Day of Courage and Sacrifice. Peterborough, NH: Cobblestone Publishing.
  • Hoptak, John D. The Battle of Antietam: September 17, 1862. Sharpsburg, MD: Western Maryland Interpretive Association.
  • Hughes, Chris. The Battle of Antietam. Woodbridge, CT: Blackbirch Press, 2001.
  • Hunt, Irene. Across Five Aprils. 1964.
  • Keith, Harold. Rifles for Watie. 1957.
  • Murphy, Jim. The Boys’ War: Confederate and Union Soldiers Talk About the Civil War. New York: Clarion Books, 1990.
  • Spinner, Stephanie. Who Was Clara Barton? New York, Grosset & Dunlap, 2014.
  • Stevenson, Augusta. Clara Barton: Founder of the American Red Cross, (Childhood of Famous Americans Series). New York: Aladdin Paperbacks, 1986.

For Teachers

  • Antietam Field Guide. Travelbrains, Inc., 2004. (Battlefield Audio Tour CD, Guidebook,and CD-ROM).
  • Billings, John D. Hardtack & Coffee: The Unwritten Story of Army Life. USA: University of Nebraska Press, 1993.
  • Ernst, Kathleen A. Too Afraid to Cry: Maryland Civilians in the Antietam Campaign.Mechanicsburg, PA: Stackpole Books, 1999.
  • Frassanito, William. Antietam: The Photographic Legacy of America’s Bloodiest Day. Gettysburg, PA: Thomas Publications, 1978.
  • Gallagher, Gary W. (ed.) The Antietam Campaign. Chapel Hill, NC: University of North Carolina Press, 1999.
  • Gottfried, Bradley M. The Maps of Antietam: An Atlas of the Antietam (Sharpsburg) Campaign, September 2-20,1862. El Dorado Hills, CA: Savas Beatie LLC, 2012.
  • Harsh, Joseph L. Taken at the Flood: Robert E. Lee and Confederate Strategy in the Maryland. The Kent State University Press, 2000.
  • Hartwig, D. Scott. To Antietam Creek: The Maryland Campaign of 1862. Johns Hopkins University Press, 2012.
  • Hoptak, John D. The Battle of Antietam: September 17, 1862. Sharpsburg, MD: Western Maryland Interpretive Association.
  • Library of Congress. Time Line of the Civil War, 1862.
  • McPherson, James M. Battle Cry of Freedom: The Civil War Era. New York: Oxford University Press, 1988.
  • McPherson, James M. Crossroads to Freedom: Antietam, the Battle That Changed the Civil War. New York: Oxford University Press, Inc., 2002.
  • Murfin, James. The Gleam of Bayonets: The Battle of Antietam and Robert E. Lee’s Maryland Campaign, September 1862. Baton Rouge, LA: Louisiana State University Press, 2004.
  • National Archives. Teaching With Documents Lessons Plans: Civil War and Reconstruction (1850-1877).
  • National Park Service. Teaching With Historic Places Website.
  • National Park Service.Teaching With Museum Collections Website.
  • Pryor, Elizabeth Brown. Clara Barton: Professional Angel. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 1987.
  • Sears, Stephen. Landscape Turned Red: The Battle of Antietam. New York: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1983.
  • Stotelmyer, Steven. The Bivouacs of the Dead: The Story of Those Who Died at Antietam and South Mountain. Baltmore, MD: Toomey Press, 1992.
  • Walker, Keven M. Antietam Farmsteads: A Guide to the Battlefield Landscape. Sharpsburg, MD: Western Maryland Interpretive Association, 2010.


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