Anson Croman and the 150th anniversary of the care for the Antietam battlefield dead

Death and the Civil War . American Experience . WGBH | PBS.

Death and the Civil War . American Experience . WGBH | PBS.

One hundred and fifty years ago, Anson Croman’s and the 20th Michigan Infantry Regiment’s first assignment was to the Antietam battlefield to care for the bodies of the at least 3,650 Union and Confederate killed.

While not specifying which units were involved, the Public Broadcasting System’s documentary Death and the Civil War by Ric Burns includes a report on that work.

Death and the Civil War is based on This Republic of Suffering by Drew Gilpin Faust

This Republic of Suffering, Drew Gilpin Faust

This Republic of Suffering, Drew Gilpin Faust

Anson Croman is our family’s Civil War ancestor, my 2nd great-grandfather-in-law.


For more information:

Anson Croman and the  Civil War

Death and Dying By Drew Gilpin Faust in Civil War Era National Cemeteries: Honoring Those Who Served, National Park Service

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One Response to “Anson Croman and the 150th anniversary of the care for the Antietam battlefield dead”

  1. Leonard H. Cizewski Says:

    Reblogged this on Anson Croman and the American Civil War.

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