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1868Re: [TalkAntietam] Proving or dispelling a Middletown myth

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  • Stephen Bockmiller
    Mar 26, 2005
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      Thanks for the update. You are pretty much confirming
      my gut...that I stumbled upon another Middletown myth.

      By the way, can you send me a SHAF membership
      application. Address is 210 W. Main, 21769.

      Hope all is well.

      --- Thomas Clemens <clemenst@...> wrote:
      > Steve,
      > As you know, proving a negative, (ie. that somebody
      > didn't do something)
      > is very difficult. Neither McClellan's _Own Story_
      > nor his papers, nor
      > Carman's manuscript mention him stopping in
      > Middletown or climbing a
      > steeple. As you know, he made his HQ at Meramede
      > (sp) and was with
      > burnside there watching the battle. There are a
      > number of good views
      > from the town of the gaps, in my mind obviating the
      > necessity to climb a
      > steeple, but nothing that says he didn't. It sounds
      > like a local story,
      > maybe Valley News Echo c.1962?
      > As someone who also lives in an old house that has
      > been vinyl-sided,etc.
      > I sympathize with you. Didn't realize you could see
      > the gaps from your
      > porch though, cool.
      > Tom Clemens
      > Thomas G. Clemens D.A.
      > Professor of History
      > Hagerstown Community College
      > >>> jeffcowvplanning@... 03/25/05 8:46 PM >>>

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