Too Afraid to Cry

Maryland Civilians in the Antietam Campaign


Book Description

  • Now Available in Paperback
  • First study of the Antietam campaign from civilians' perspectives
  • Many never-before-published accounts of the Battle of Antietam

    The battle at Antietam Creek, the bloodiest day of the American Civil War, left more than 23,000 men dead, wounded, or missing. Facing the aftermath were the men, women, and children living in the village of Sharpsburg and on surrounding farms. In Too Afraid to Cry, Kathleen Ernst recounts the dramatic experiences of these Maryland citizens--stories that have never been told--and also examines the complex political web holding together Unionists and Secessionists, many of whom lived under the same roofs in this divided countryside.

  • About Ernst, Kathleen A.

    Kathleen A. Ernst, a Maryland native, is a graduate of Antioch University and the author of numerous articles in magazines such as Civil War Times Illustrated and America's Civil War. She lives in Wisconsin.