IIRC Cooke's assault as Longstreet requested was done to support the
Confederates in the Sunken Road and totally independent of anything Ransom
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Sent: Saturday, April 02, 2011 10:55 AM
Subject: Re: [TalkAntietam] West Woods: Cooke's Assault
Since Cooke's assault was made at around 11:45, and reached it's high
water mark in front of Roulette's Lane at 12:15 (per Carman map), that
means that my chronology is wrong. Since Harsh says that the tree
climbing happened at 2:00, and Carman says the attack was ordered by
Longstreet to support the sunken lane fight, who was supposed to support
Cooke? Does Carman mean that Ransom was supposed to move east at the
sound of the guns to support Cooke?
On 4/2/2011 8:56 AM, Jim Rosebrock wrote:
> According to Joseph Harsh in Taken at the Flood, Jackson's
> conversation with Private Hood of Co H 35 NC occurs later in the
> afternoon (say around 2PM) and was probably done as Jackson was
> considering how to implement Lee's directive for getting around the
> northern flank of the Union Army.
> --- On Sat, 4/2/11, Dave <gewehr@...
> <mailto:gewehr%40cinci.rr.com>> wrote:
> From: Dave <gewehr@... <mailto:gewehr%40cinci.rr.com>>
> Subject: [TalkAntietam] West Woods: Cooke's Assault
> To: TalkAntietam@yahoogroups.com <mailto:TalkAntietam%40yahoogroups.com>
> Date: Saturday, April 2, 2011, 2:25 AM
> Hello again,
> Second (hopefully not quite as dumb) question of the night. Looking at
> Cooke's assault out of the West Woods (27 NC and 3 Ark) across Mumma's
> field, do I have the facts straight? Priest states that they took off
> across the field, then Jackson rode into the woods and had the private
> climb the tree and count the flags, and Jackson decided then not to
> support the two regiments. It seems as if something is missing here.
> Did anyone order this, or was it really an "impetuous" move on their
> part? I figure they expected help on their left from Ransom, but was
> that designed as a coordinated move or did he just hope for a impulsive
> move on that side? On it's face, not knowing that much, it seems
> incredible that they would try such a move not knowing what was over the
> Thanks for your patience.
> Dave McGowan
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