Thanks to everyone who responded to my inquiry regarding whether AL
passed through Middletown in October, 1862. I have started skimming
the Middletown Valley Register and havent run into any mention of it
(yet), and I am finding it surprising that I haven't.....after
all...it isn't often that the President of the United States comes
through your town. I am also on the look out for "4 Days in
October" to read more.
If anyone has any sources/stories/photos/anything on Middletown
during the 1859-66 period, plus anything later (veterans visits,
local veterans, buried shells exploding on the mountain after many
years, etc.) please let me know.
In "My Search for the Captain" by O.W. Holmes, Sr., he mentions
meeting with the wife of a MASS regt. colonel who had been wounded
at South Mountain or Antietam, and was travelling to be with him.
As was the style of the period, Holmes doesn't mention her by name,
but they travelled together as far as Middletown, where she found
her husband being tended to for his wounds.
Would anybody know which colonel this was? Methinks there werent
more than a half dozen Massachusetts colonels or lt. colonels
wounded in the battle...so the field is pretty narrow.
Thanks for any help on this.