250Re: [TalkAntietam] Antietam Trip Report
- Jul 17, 2001Gerry:
Give me a call. I am under John Priest in the local directory for
Washington Co. MD
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
>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,
>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
>----- Original Message -----
>From: "David Lutton" <dunkerch@...>
>Sent: Monday, July 16, 2001 6:54 PM
>Subject: Re: [TalkAntietam] Antietam Trip Report
>> That all day hike on the 17th sounds great, I'd better go into
>> for it!
>> Please post where the tour went at Harpers Ferry. I for one
>would be most
>> 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
>> > Weather for all those days was superb (low 80's, breezy, and
>> > I was at Antietam VC on Thursday and spoke with Ranger Keith
>> > 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.
>> > Farm will be followed by hike south to Burnside's bridge.
>> > I spent that afternoon walking the grounds of Roulette Farm
>> > favorite spots. Our gathering began Thursday night with a
>talk by Dennis
>> > Frye. I had heard Dennis give a similar talk many years ago
>> > 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
>> > 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
>> > 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
>> > ground north and south of the Reno Monument.
>> > Next we went to Crampton's Gap. There, we were treated to a
>> > cooked on-the-spot by Cajun Cooking of Hagerstown. These guys
>do a great
>> > and I recommend their service to any groups.
>> > Mike led us down the gap to the AME Church as we discussed
>> > up through Whipp's Ravine. Many trees have been cleared that
>> > from the summit and one may soon be able to view the valley
>> > walked the long road at base of mountain where the initial
>> > by Rebs. Mike was very thorough in pointing out the unit
>> > lines, homes, and terrain at time of the battle.
>> > We next headed for Turner's Gap and walked down the
>> > the Rebel right. That night Ted Alexander spoke about the CSA
>> > 1862. On Saturday, Mike hiked the entire Antietam battlefield
>> > I will post some additional comments and questions later this
>> > Tom Shay - Cressona, PA
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