Over at a fellow and excellent Civil War blog, a story was posted recently about a "remarkable letter" written by a doctor who witnessed the carnage at Antietam and which was published in Oct. 1862:
This is amazing. Equally so is the fresh research and reporting in Michigan at Antietam about the role of Michigan medical personnel at the battlefield, as well as civilians -- like future Michigan Governor John J. Bagley -- who came to the front to provide critical aid to those soldiers.
For a new insight into George Armstrong Custer's Civil War record during the momentous lead-up to the Battle of Antietam and issuance of the Emancipation Proclamation (prior to his appointment as general in 1863 and the Gettysburg Campaign, check out Michigan at Antietam: The Wolverine State's Sacrifice on America's Bloodiest Day.
Your book purchase will help fund a Michigan monument at Antietam National Battlefield that will honor those from the Great Lake State who took part.