While reading the copy of the Carman MS dealing with the battle
itself, particularly the Sunken Road, I noticed the following
Referring to Rodes and Anderson against Kimball of French:
"Kimball says: "Directly in my front, in a narrow road running
parallel with my line, and, being washed by water, forming a
natural rifle-pit between my line and a large cornfield, I found
the enemy in great force, _as also in the cornfield in rear of
Question.. .when Kimball comes up, has any portion of R H
Anderson's division appeared behind the Sunken Road?
In the book "Antietam Campaign" edited by Gary Gallagher, Robert
Krick has a great essay on the Bloody Lane fight. In it he
mentions that Lt F L Weaver, the last officer available to
command the Fourth NC, stood up and waved the regimental flag to
show Confederate units coming up they had friends in front and
was killed "by friendly fire". However, a search through Carman
does not say this.
Anyone know where or how Krick determined this particular piece
Yr. Obt. Svt.
G E "Gerry" Mayers
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on one's mother's side, is an introduction to any state in the
Union, a passport to any foreign country, and a benediction from
the Almighty God. --Anonymous