When Hell Came to Sharpsburg: The Battle of Antietam and Its Impact on the Civilians Who Called It Home


By Steven Cowie

This was a featured title for one of our Book Talks in 2022!
The Battle of Antietam, fought in and around Sharpsburg, Maryland, on September 17, 1862, was the bloodiest day in American history. Despite the large number of books and articles on the subject, the horrendous effect that the battle had on area civilians is rarely discussed. Discover the emotional, physical, and financial havoc the battle wrecked on the people of Sharpsburg.
Publisher: Savas Beatie  – July 2022
Hardcover: 552 Pages

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Hardcover: 522 pages
Publisher: Savas Beatie – July 2022

Steven Cowie earned a degree from California State University, Long Beach. As part of the Los Angeles film industry, he penned spec screenplays and sold his award-winning short film to the Sundance Channel. A lifelong student of the Civil War, Cowie dedicated fifteen years to exclusively researching the Battle of Antietam. When Hell Came to Sharpsburg is his first book.

Using previously unused archival accounts and scores of primary sources such as letters, diaries, regimental histories, official reports, original maps, and photographs, When Hell Came to Sharpsburg investigates how the battle and opposing armies wreaked emotional, physical, and financial havoc on the people of Sharpsburg.

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Weight 1.5 lbs
Dimensions 10 × 8 × 2 in