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  • G E Mayers
    May 6 5:43 AM
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      Richard,

      How about Slaughter at the Wall?

      Very respectfully,
      G E "Gerry" Mayers
      Confederate Signal Corps,
      Longstreet's Corps



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      Sent: Friday, May 06, 2005 7:19 AM
      Subject: Re: [TalkAntietam] Help me Title my BOOK!


      > 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?
      >>
      >>
      >> Thanks,
      >> Brian
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