Those are good questions. However, the camps of all the troops of
the Ninth Corps might have been on the ridges back beyond the
Lower Bridge on the farm now presently used by groups as a group
campsite and certainly spread out in that general area. This is
my opinion but have nothing solid on this.
As to Jackson's HQ the morning of the battle, everything I have
read seems to indicate a very flexible "HQ" centered around the
West Woods area.
As to Holmes, I wonder if the monument to the Philadelphia
Brigade accurately positions the middle of the brigade's lines at
the time of their halt in the West Woods. To accurately pinpoint
Holmes's location in the battle line might require a knowledge of
where both his regiment and his company were situated. Wonder if
Holmes himself ever left any writings about where he was at the
time he was shot in the neck?
Your humble servant,
Co. B, "Tom Green Rifles",
Fourth Regiment, Texas Volunteer Infantry
A Proud American by Birth, Southern by Choice!
"I know of no fitter resting-place for a soldier than the field
on which he has nobly laid down his life." --General Robert
----- Original Message -----
From: "Bill or Glenna Jo Christen" <gwjchris@...>
Sent: Saturday, January 19, 2002 11:39 AM
Subject: Re: [TalkAntietam] Re: Little Known Places at Antietam
> The camps of the Ninth Corps troops on the night before the
battle. In fact, I would like to see a good map of all troop
> positions on the 16th and on the night before the battle.
> Where was Jackson's HQ at the start of the battle?
> Where in the West Woods was Oliver W. Holmes, Jr. standing when
he was wounded? and where was he eventually found?
> Bill Christen
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