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1287Re: [TalkAntietam] Question about Hood and the march to Boonsboro on September 14th

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  • NJ Rebel
    Mar 8, 2004
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      Dear Ed,

      Thanks!!!!!!!! I have Sounding the Shallows and was wondering if it was Evans or if Lee would have kept the two feuding Generals apart.

      This is a great help............ Kevin is 100% spot on about Evans and Sharpsburg and the ANV. Evans was the Energizer Bunny on September 17th.... he was all over the field... however, his fondness for his "barrelita" did not endear him to Lee either...........

      I remain,
      Your Humble and Obdt. Servant,
      G. E. "Gerry" Mayers
      Confederate Signal Corps, Longstreet's Corps

      "It is Well that WAR is so Terrible;
      else we shall grow too fond of it."
      --Robert E. Lee

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      Subject: Re: [TalkAntietam] Question about Hood and the march to Boonsboro on September 14th


      > > Gang,
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      > > I have oft read the account of the meeting between General Lee and General
      > > Hood where the latter had his arrest suspended and returned to command of
      > > his division, which included the famed Texas Brigade.
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      > > My question is this: Who effectively commanded the division on the march
      > > as long as General Hood was under arrest and before General Lee restored
      > > him to command on the urging of the Texans as they marched through
      > > Boonsboro on the way to Fox's Gap on September 14th?
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      > > Thank all for this important clarification; I need this piece of material
      > > for my book.
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      > >
      > > I remain,
      > >
      > > Your Humble and Obdt. Servant,
      > >
      > > G. E. "Gerry" Mayers
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      > > Confederate Signal Corps, Longstreet's Corps
      > >
      > >
      > >
      > > "It is Well that WAR is so Terrible;
      > >
      > > else we shall grow too fond of it."
      > >
      > > --Robert E. Lee
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      > > Yahoo! Groups Links
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      > GOT IT!!!!!!!!! And (of course) I was wrong. Following is an e-mail from
      > Ed Raus, historian at the Manassas NBP..
      > Sir
      >
      > Apparently N. G. Evans took command of the Division until Sept. 14 when
      > Hood was restored to command. See discussion of this issue in Joseph L.
      > Harsh, Sounding the Shallows, Kent State Press, pg. 57. Apparently Evans
      > outranked Hood. Hope this helps.
      >
      > Ed Raus
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