Texans at Antietam

A Terrible Clash of Arms, September 16-17, 1862

Joe Owen, Philip McBride, Joe Allport

The Texans from Hood's Texas Brigade and other regiments who fought at the Battle of Antietam described their experiences of the battle in personal diaries, interviews, newspaper articles, letters, and speeches. Their words provide a fascinating and harrowing account of the battle, and, for the first time, their stories are compiled into one book.
Date Published :
August 2017
Publisher :
Fonthill Media
Illustration :
black and white illustrations
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Binding. : Paperback
ISBN : 9781625450227
Pages : 272
Dimensions : 9.25 X 6.15 inches
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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.

About The Author

Joe Owen is a National Park Ranger at the Lyndon B. Johnson National Historic Park in Johnson City, Texas. He earned a Bachelor’s degree in History and a Master’s degree in Secondary Education from East Central University in Ada, Oklahoma. Joe co-authored Texans at Gettysburg, Blood and Glory with Hood's Texas Brigade and Texans at Antietam: A Terrible Clash of Arms, September 16–17, 1862. He is an associate member of Hood’s Texas Brigade (Reactivated), Friends of Gettysburg Foundation, the Gettysburg Battlefield Preservation Association, and the Austin, Texas Civil War Round Table. A United States Navy Veteran, Joe and his wife currently reside in Blanco, Texas.

Philip McBride is a retired teacher, high school principal, and school district administrator. He is a regular contributor to the Camp Chase Gazette magazine and has written four novels about Texas soldiers in the Civil War. McBride publishes weekly blog posts about writing, his family, and other topics relevant to the 1860s and the Civil War.

Joe Allport is a seventh-generation Texan, and one of his ancestors served in the First Texas Infantry. He is a member of the Sons of the Republic of Texas and the Sons of Confederate veterans, and his hobbies include researching nineteenth century American history and Texan history.


“This is a worthy addition to the pantheon of recent books written about the battle of Antietam, and is sure to be of strong interest to those readers who enjoy first-person accounts written by participants.”

- Scott Mingus, York Daily Record

“…a wealth of primary sources written or spoken by Confederate soldiers of Hood's Texas Brigade, who fought for the Confederacy in the battle of Antietam during the American Civil War. Here are official reports, diary entries, interviews, newspaper articles, letters to family at home, and even testimonials of Union soldiers who fought against soldiers of Hood's Texas Brigade. A handful of black-and-white photographs, endnotes, a bibliography, and an index enhance this superb historical treasury, highly recommended for public and college library Civil War shelves.”

- Midwest Book Review, November 2017

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