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1114Re: [TalkAntietam] Hartwig's talk on Iron Brigade

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  • david lutton
    Feb 7, 2003
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      Tom,

      The time question aside. If I may, did Scott touch on Battery B's
      participation in the cornfield action?

      David Lutton
      Hollidaysburg Pa
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      > 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
      little
      > 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?
      Scott
      > noted that when the troops encamped, they had no idea as to their
      surrounding
      > geography. The troops were wet but so exhausted that many references
      comment
      > on their deep sleep. Their early awakening was initiated by officers who
      were
      > notified that Reb batteries were spotted on Nicodemus Hts and they were
      > in-range.
      >
      > 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
      hikes.
      > 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
      battle
      > are commonly inaccurate.
      >
      > Tom Shay
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