About the Author

792301_10200510352905671_860803334_oThis site is dedicated to keeping alive the memories, experiences, and sacrifices of those veterans–North and South–who sacrificed so much in and around Antietam’s Cornfield.  It seeks to bring to life the experiences of those men and units who were there that day on September 17th, 1862, when D. R. Miller’s farm field was for several hours the most dangerous place to be on earth, becoming forever after “The Cornfield.”

This site was created by, and is contributed to, by David A. Welker.  If you have any questions, thoughts, comments, or ideas, please contact David via email or through his personal Facebook.

If you enjoy David’s Civil War history on this blog, check out his books, which are available on Amazon.com and other booksellers.

My Books Include:

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Tempest at Ox Hill: the Battle of Chantilly – This book tells the story of the 1862 battle that was fought in a tremendous thunderstorm and which claimed the lives of two of the Union’s most promising generals, Isaac I. Stevens and Philip Kearny. You can purchase your own copy here.

 

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A Keystone Rebel: the Civil War Journal of Joseph Garey, Mississippi Volunteers – Joseph Garey was a young man who was born in Pennsylvania–not  far from Gettysburg–but who fought for his adopted state of Mississippi.  His journal takes us along on his journey from a naïve young man to a battle-tested veteran who grows sick of war. You can purchase your own copy here.

 

Coming Soon The Cornfield: Antietam’s Bloody Turning Point – This work (to be published in the coming year) will explore how and why a once-bucolic Maryland farmer’s cornfield became a national symbol of the tremendous human cost that two nations paid in blood to resolve their differences.