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  • John Priest
    Jul 17 4:23 AM
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      Gerry:

      Give me a call. I am under John Priest in the local directory for
      Washington Co. MD

      Mike Priest


      -----Original Message-----
      From: NJ Rebel <gerry1952@...>
      To: TalkAntietam@yahoogroups.com <TalkAntietam@yahoogroups.com>
      Date: Monday, July 16, 2001 7:39 PM
      Subject: Re: [TalkAntietam] Antietam Trip Report


      >Tom--
      >
      >Sounds like you had one fantastic weekend! I am green with envy!
      >
      >I should try to arrange for Mike Priest to meet me at the Old
      >Mountain Inn to do the same for the South Mountain fight at
      >Turner's and Fox's Gaps for the North Carolinians of Hill's
      >division for my book....
      >
      >Your humble servant,
      >Gerry Mayers
      >Co. B, "Tom Green Rifles",
      >Fourth Regiment, Texas Volunteer Infantry
      >
      >"I know of no fitter resting-place for a soldier than the field
      >on which he has nobly laid down his life." --General Robert
      >Edward Lee
      >
      >
      >----- Original Message -----
      >From: "David Lutton" <dunkerch@...>
      >To: <TalkAntietam@yahoogroups.com>
      >Sent: Monday, July 16, 2001 6:54 PM
      >Subject: Re: [TalkAntietam] Antietam Trip Report
      >
      >
      >> Tom,
      >>
      >> That all day hike on the 17th sounds great, I'd better go into
      >training now
      >> for it!
      >> Please post where the tour went at Harpers Ferry. I for one
      >would be most
      >> interested.
      >>
      >> David Lutton
      >> ----- Original Message -----
      >> From: <rotbaron@...>
      >> To: <TalkAntietam@yahoogroups.com>
      >> Sent: Monday, July 16, 2001 9:07 AM
      >> Subject: [TalkAntietam] Antietam Trip Report
      >>
      >>
      >> > I spent Thursday thru Saturday with a group touring the
      >Maryland Campaign.
      >> > Weather for all those days was superb (low 80's, breezy, and
      >dry).
      >> >
      >> > I was at Antietam VC on Thursday and spoke with Ranger Keith
      >Snyder. He
      >> noted
      >> > they are planning a full-day hike of the battlefield for Sept
      >17, 2001. It
      >> > will start at VC and proceed to North Woods, then head south.
      >Lunch at
      >> Piper
      >> > Farm will be followed by hike south to Burnside's bridge.
      >> >
      >> > I spent that afternoon walking the grounds of Roulette Farm
      >and other
      >> > favorite spots. Our gathering began Thursday night with a
      >talk by Dennis
      >> > Frye. I had heard Dennis give a similar talk many years ago
      >(with
      >> Compuserve
      >> > Forum). More on its content in a later post.
      >> >
      >> > On Friday, we began with a tour of Harper's Ferry by Dennis
      >Frye. He took
      >> us
      >> > to some areas I'd never visited before and gave a great
      >overview of the
      >> > actions.
      >> >
      >> > Next, Mike Preist guided us around Fox's Gap. Mike took us
      >into the
      >> outback
      >> > where I'd never dared go before. He sure knows that ground
      >and gave us a
      >> > great description of the action in the various fields as we
      >explored the
      >> > ground north and south of the Reno Monument.
      >> >
      >> > Next we went to Crampton's Gap. There, we were treated to a
      >great lunch
      >> > cooked on-the-spot by Cajun Cooking of Hagerstown. These guys
      >do a great
      >> job
      >> > and I recommend their service to any groups.
      >> >
      >> > Mike led us down the gap to the AME Church as we discussed
      >the Union
      >> attack
      >> > up through Whipp's Ravine. Many trees have been cleared that
      >blocked the
      >> view
      >> > from the summit and one may soon be able to view the valley
      >again. Next,
      >> we
      >> > walked the long road at base of mountain where the initial
      >defense was
      >> made
      >> > by Rebs. Mike was very thorough in pointing out the unit
      >positions, fence
      >> > lines, homes, and terrain at time of the battle.
      >> >
      >> > We next headed for Turner's Gap and walked down the
      >Appalachian Trail
      >> along
      >> > the Rebel right. That night Ted Alexander spoke about the CSA
      >offensives
      >> of
      >> > 1862. On Saturday, Mike hiked the entire Antietam battlefield
      >with us!
      >> >
      >> > I will post some additional comments and questions later this
      >week.
      >> >
      >> > Tom Shay - Cressona, PA
      >> >
      >> >
      >> >
      >> >
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