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1661Re: [TalkAntietam] Lincoln's Travels

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  • richard@rcroker.com
    Jan 13, 2005
      You've come to the right site -- There are some wonderful historians in the
      room. I did some pretty serious research and don't recall any mention of
      Hooker going anywhere between the Pry House and Washington.
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      From: "jeffcowvplanning" <jeffcowvplanning@...>
      To: <TalkAntietam@yahoogroups.com>
      Sent: Thursday, January 13, 2005 8:30 PM
      Subject: [TalkAntietam] Lincoln's Travels


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      > Hello group...new to this room.
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      > Two question to pose....
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      > I live on Main Street in Middletown. I am currently compiling
      > information to determine whether I have enough material to write a
      > book on Middletown and the Civil War....from 1859...through the three
      > campaigns...through the reinterrment of the dead.....to veterans
      > travels and local vets....to 20th century commemoration. Not sure
      > there is enough to make it worthwhile...but I am digging. It would
      > NOT be a history of the Battle of South Mountain...although obviously
      > the battle's impact on the town would be a noticable part of whatever
      > I do.
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      > Question 1:
      > One piece of information I desire and cannot find is whether
      > Lincoln's route from Antietam back to Frederick and DC took him
      > through Middletown. I know he went there via Harpers Ferry...and on
      > the way back stopped in Burkittsville....but how did he get back to
      > Frederick from Burkittsville? I saw in writing somewhere that
      > McClellan "accompanied the President as far as Middletown" but that
      > is pretty vague. Is the precise route known?
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      > Question 2:
      > Local rumor has it that Hooker convalesced in the large brick
      > dwelling one door east of Gladhill's Furniture on West Main Street
      > after Antietam. The information I have been able to find about
      > Fightin Joe after the battle suggests otherwise.
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      > Also, if anybody has any good stuff about Middletown that they are
      > willing to share with me, that would be much appreciated. My Email
      > is bockmiller at adelphia dot net.
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      > Thanks.
      > Steve Bockmiller
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