- This book answers the questions as to where Special Order 191 was lost, when, by whom and why;
- Reveals a Union Scouting mini-mystery designed to conceal when the orders were actually discovered;
- Details who was present, the Union field tent conversation, and the almost mathematically impossible turn of events as Brigadier General A.S. Williams decided what to do with the orders;
- Provides the world's only psychiatric read out on the peculiar Union Theater Commander George McClellan;
- Includes hand drawn color maps and a drawing of the lost orders packet by Joseph McMoneagle. Also provides an overview of the South's 1862 Maryland campaign with the battles for South Mountain and Harper's Ferry (see map below).
- The book includes an 1862 hand written copy of Special Order 191 along with a typed transcription, and some key paragraphs from the Emancipation Proclamation.
The Lost Order Mystery Components:
Confederate troops headed north in 1862.
After the Union forces moved Stonewall Jackson
attacked Harper's Ferry. [lower left]
One woman wrote: "I enjoyed reading the book. The narrative held my attention. I was interested in how it would end - would the packet get into Union hands in time for something to be done... I found the battle descriptions interesting."