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1967Re: [TalkAntietam] Help me Title my BOOK!

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  • richard@rcroker.com
    May 6 4:19 AM
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      Okay -- the manuscript has been sitting on my editor's desk for almost a
      year -- collecting dust. And NOW he tells me they don't like the title and
      he needs a new one ASAP.
      First -- it's "history as fiction." Secondly -- it's about Fredericksburg.
      And thirdly -- they want it to have some sort of (now get this) positive
      connotation. The old title was "A Place Worse than Hell" (which actually
      refers not to the battlefield, but to the White House, but be that as it
      may...) I've told them that, much like Henry Villard, I have nothing
      positive to report on Fredericksburg, but they want something about Freedom
      or Glory or Valor. It shouldn't be hard, but I'm beating my head against a
      wall (so to speak) trying to come up with something. Any ideas??????
      BTW -- as in "To Make Men Free," the Emancipation Proclamation plays a
      pivitol role.

      Richard Croker
      www.rcroker.com

      ----- Original Message -----
      From: "Brian Downey" <bdowney@...>
      To: <TalkAntietam@yahoogroups.com>
      Sent: Thursday, May 05, 2005 5:20 PM
      Subject: [TalkAntietam] Stuart Horse Artillery Organization?


      > warning: minutae ahead.
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      > I see that a new book about James Breathed
      > (http://www.savasbeatie.com/Breathed.html) is due out from David
      > Bridges about the end of May. Breathed was a Confederate artillerist
      > of high reputation, and I'm beginning to think he commanded a battery
      > at Sharpsburg. I and the OR (see
      > http://aotw.org/officers.php?unit_id=200 and OR Vol IX Part 1 - Ser
      > #19, pg. 810.) may have missed him.
      >
      > Robert H. Moore II, author in the Va Regimental History series, says
      > that what I've been referring to as Pelham's Battery was split into
      > two batteries in August 1862 and Breathed commanded the First of them
      > (see http://www.geocities.com/Heartland/Hills/1850/shabattalion.html).
      >
      > So here's how I think Stuart's (Pelham's) arty organization may have
      > looked in September 1862:
      >
      > Stuart's Horse Artillery
      > (Capt/Maj John Pelham)
      >
      > 1st Battery, Stuart's Horse Art'y
      > (Capt James Breathed)
      >
      > 2nd Battery, Stuart's Horse Art'y
      > (Capt Mathias W. Henry)
      >
      > ... these two batteries possibly dividing (how?) the guns of the
      > former Pelham's Battery, vis:
      > 2 Napoleon
      > 2 3-in. Ordnance Rifle
      > 5 Artillery of Unknown Type(s)
      >
      > Washington (SC) Battery
      > (Capt James F. Hart)
      > 4 Blakely
      >
      > Chew's Battery/Ashby Artillery
      > (Capt Preston Chew)
      > 1 Blakely
      > 1 12-lb. Howitzer
      > 2 3-in. Ordnance Rifle (maybe 3)
      >
      > [Gun numbers and types from Johnson & Anderson's "Artillery Hell"]
      >
      > Hart's and Chew's attached for command purposes. Batteries later
      > assigned to Gen Stuart operationally during the day included Poague's,
      > Pegram's, and Carrington's, and maybe others.
      >
      > *******
      >
      > Comments? Am I out to lunch? Have I got this right? Good ideas for
      > places to look to verify?
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      >
      > Thanks,
      > Brian
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