I seem to recall reading that it was Weed firing from East of the
creek. He had been holding back for fear of hitting his own men, but
once the Confederates hit the top of that little ridge he opened fire.
On Tuesday, December 30, 2008, at 12:34 AM, G E Mayers wrote:
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> input to the question would be greatly appreciated.
> Yr. Obt. Svt.
> G E "Gerry" Mayers
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> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "G E Mayers" <gerry1952@...>
> To: "Talk Antietam" <TalkAntietam@yahoogroups.com>
> Sent: Monday, December 29, 2008 8:46 PM
> Subject: Antietam question
>> Once the Sunken Road section of the Confederate battle line was
>> successfully breached by Richardson's division of the US II
>> (along with some additional support from units of other Corps,
>> IIRC) and the Confederate survivors retreated from the lane
>> through the Piper Cornfield and Orchard, IIRC they increasingly
>> came under successful Federal artillery fire.
>> If my memory is correct, which Federal batteries were firing on
>> the Confederate defenders in the Sunken Road sector and where
>> were those batteries posted?
>> Thanks for your input!
>> Yr. Obt. Svt.
>> G E "Gerry" Mayers
>> To Be A Virginian, either by birth, marriage, adoption, or even
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>> from the Almighty God. --Anonymous
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