Texans at Antietam: A Terrible Clash of Arms, September 16-17, 1862

Author(s): Joseph L. Owen and Joe Allport 

ISBN: 9781625450227
£13.29 £18.99
Hood’s Texas Brigade soldiers and Texans who fought at the battle of Antietam (Sharpburg) give their reminiscences about the battle in newspaper articles, diaries, interviews and speeches.
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  • Foreword by Ted Alexander, the head historian of Antietam National Battlefield

  • Contains many photographs of the soldiers who fought at Antietam, including flags flown by Hood’s Texas Brigade during the battle and contemporary photographs of the area

  • Compiled for the first time, the soldiers of Hood’s Texas Brigade and other Texans give their memories of the bloody battle of Antietam in 1862

  • Features a map that shows where the regiments of Hood’s Texas Brigade fought and the movements of the Union Regiments on 17 September from 6.45 a.m. to 8.00 a.m.

The soldiers in Hood’s Texas Brigade who fought at Antietam on September 16-17, 1862, described intense and harrowing experiences of the fierce battle in the days, weeks and decades after the battle. Their experiences were written in official reports, diary entries, interviews, newspaper articles, and letters to families at home.

These memories provide a fascinating and descriptive account of the battle against the Union Army of the Potomac at Miller’s Cornfield, the Dunker Church and other locations at the battlefield. The 1st Texas Infantry at Miller’s Cornfield would suffer an 82.3 per cent casualty rate and their heroics were written down by the soldiers of the 1st Texas Infantry.

All the other regiments of Hood’s Texas Brigade would suffer over a 50 per cent casualty rate at the battle. Included are testimonials of Union soldiers who fought against the soldiers of Hood’s Texas Brigade are included together for the first time in Texans at Antietam: A Terrible Clash of Arms, September 16-17, 1862, by Joseph L. Owen, Philip McBride and Joe Allport.

BOOK ISBN 9781625450227
FORMAT 234 x 156 mm
BINDING Paperback
PAGES 272 pages
ILLUSTRATIONS 31 black-and-white photographs



Joseph L. Owen is a national park ranger at Lyndon B. Johnson National Historic Park and is a member of Hood’s Texas Brigade and the Austin, Texas Civil War Round Table. Owen is a United States Navy veteran and currently resides in Blanco, Texas.

Joe Allport is a member of the Sons of the Republic of Texas and a seventh-generation Texan. One of his ancestors was a captain in the 1st Texas Infantry.