Review: THE SWORD OF ANTIETAM by Joseph Altsheler

The War Movie Buff recently read and reviewed The Sword of Antietam by Joseph Altsheler for the U.S. Civil War Reading Challenge 2011.  Here’s a snippet:

“The prose is workmanlike and a bit repetitive.  The soldiers talk floridly which was probably fairly authentic, but still cringe-inducing.  The main character is Dick Mason, a Yankee soldier from Kentucky.  He is an officer in Winchester’s Regiment.  Being an officer, he is not only in the thick of the fighting, but also privy to some of the strategic discussions of command.  He is also too good to be true, as you might expect.”

Read the full review.

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