1114Re: [TalkAntietam] Hartwig's talk on Iron Brigade
- Feb 7, 2003Tom,
The time question aside. If I may, did Scott touch on Battery B's
participation in the cornfield action?
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Subject: Re: [TalkAntietam] Hartwig's talk on Iron Brigade
> In a message dated 02/07/2003 9:52:11 AM EST, gerry1952@... writes:
> << However, the time of when the Iron Brigade began advancing seems a
> odd to me, particularly when most accounts state the Federal advance
> began at first light, which would be between 5.30 and 6.00 am. >>
> Perhaps he meant that they began their hurried assembly into formation at
> that time and not necesarily took their first steps towards the south?
> noted that when the troops encamped, they had no idea as to their
> geography. The troops were wet but so exhausted that many references
> on their deep sleep. Their early awakening was initiated by officers who
> notified that Reb batteries were spotted on Nicodemus Hts and they were
> FYI..for the past 8+ years, I've parked at the Cornfield around 6 AM and
> walked along the pike to the North Woods to join the 7 AM anniversary
> I recall that one can see fairly well by 6:30 AM (if there is no fog), so
> wouldn't be 5:30 AM in 1862 timekeeping?
> Of course we all know that any time references to hours/minutes during
> are commonly inaccurate.
> Tom Shay
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