Antietam 1862 'The Civil War's Bloodiest Day (Osprey Campaign Series)

major bill

Brev. Brig. Gen'l
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What are forum members thoughts on the Osprey Campaign Series? This is the book for Antietam.
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They are fairly colorful and have color maps that are easy to understand. They also have a large amount of photos and and drawings. They usually have Orders of Battles. What they don't have is much details about the battle. I suppose they are useful for a quick reference. I do not purchase these at retail prices but have picked up some at used book stores. I was wondering what other forum members think of them? I like the Shiloh book better. There are books for most major Civil
War battles.
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mofederal

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I have quite a few of them some new, some very old. I bought a lot of the uniform books. I find them pretty useful at times. Some of mine are used, and some are not. They have changed over the years, and have improved.
 

Kurt G

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May 23, 2018
I have several as well . They are a good source to get a general knowledge of the battle for a beginner . Like mofederal I have a lot of the uniform books . When I started painting miniatures many years ago they were the only easy to get source for uniforms . Some of the early ones are not especially accurate.
 

major bill

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I have a great many uniform books and military magazines that have illustrations of uniforms or articles about uniforms. I also have most, but not all, of the Military Collector & Historian 'the Journal of the Company of Military Historians as well as most of their Military Uniforms in America uniform plates (they now have over 1,000 uniforms plates).
 

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