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  • Rawlings, Kevin
    Apr 28, 2004
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      No one is being dishonest if you are referring to me. There is some truth to
      what you say and I agree with you about the state, political and private
      concerns of the South Mountain battlefields. His question about the Reno and
      Garland monuments being moved, as far as I know, there are no plans afoot to
      move either unless you know something I do not. Also, at this point in time
      I am not associated with any group except Save Historic Antietam Foundation.
      I left CMHL awhile back because of a plethora of back stabbing politics and
      lip service in the name of battlefield preservation in the board of
      directors' current make up. Further, I have not been terribly happy with
      what the state has been up to(or not up to as the case may be)in the last
      several years. I am not anyone's agent just as you are not. Just a concerned
      civil war historian as you are.

      Kevin Rawlings

      -----Original Message-----
      From: tjrhys62 [mailto:tjreesecg@...]
      Sent: Wednesday, April 28, 2004 3:59 PM
      To: TalkAntietam@yahoogroups.com
      Subject: [TalkAntietam] Re: South Mountain


      Your South Mountain question seems to have resurrected naïve
      assumptions about cooperative, incongruent battlefield ownership,
      its purported preservation, and the likelihood of achieving any
      symbiosis toward accessible park status. Complex questions require
      far more than simple answers, given the disparate groups involved
      possessed of wholly divergent if not incompatible objectives. Pay no
      attention to that man behind the curtain.

      Instead may I direct your attention to http://cwbn.blogspot.com/ for
      insightful investigation into the matter, postings for 3/5, 3/10,
      3/12, 3/16. This is an intermittent thread which you will easily
      pick up, a welcome breath of candor.

      Also, if you seek honest definition of "South Mountain"
      battlefields, and the political chicanery at work behind the scenes,
      have a look at http://home.earthlink.net/~tjreesecg/id6.html. All is
      not as it appears.

      Having waded through all this, then see http://mlis.state.md.us/PDF-
      Documents/2000rs/bills/hb/hb1183t.pdf for the official language of
      what South Mountain "Fake" Battlefield is and is not. It's icing
      without a cake which children naturally prefer.

      While the kiddies play, the house burns. Santa can't get down this


      --- In TalkAntietam@yahoogroups.com, <richard@r...> wrote:
      > Thanks Kevin -- I feel a littel better.
      > ----- Original Message -----
      > From: "Rawlings, Kevin" <kevin.rawlings@s...>
      > To: <TalkAntietam@yahoogroups.com>
      > Sent: Wednesday, April 28, 2004 2:21 PM
      > Subject: RE: [TalkAntietam] Re: South Mountain
      > > Richard,
      > >
      > > The Reno and Garland monuments art not going anywhere. The
      > monumment
      > > is on Central Maryland Heritage League land and the state now
      owns the
      > > Daniel Wise home site and the Appalachain Trail owns much of the
      right of
      > > way through there. Much of the land at Fox's Gap are is own by
      one group
      > or
      > > the other or development rights have been bought up by the
      state. At
      > > Turner's Gap as Tim Reese described the Frostown Road are is
      > > developement attack but the Alt 40 up the gap is protected.
      > >
      > > Kevin Rawlings
      > >
      > >
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      > >
      > >
      > >
      > > Yahoo! Groups Links
      > >
      > >
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      > >

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