2514Re: Lee's Reasons for Retreating to Sharpsburg (plus two quick questions)
- Feb 17, 2006Hi Philip,
I've not seen the Upper Bridge called "Sumner's" anywhere else either.
The tablets you found are #14:
http://aotw.org/tablet.php?tablet_id=140 and #15:
http://aotw.org/tablet.php?tablet_id=150 (Stephen's got 'em pictured
and they talk about I Corps units. You're quite right about Sumner's
troops crossing at the Pry Ford.
Carman only uses this name on those two tablets, as far as I can tell,
and he refers to it as the "Upper Bridge" on at least 4 others (1, 48,
118, 119). On the maps in the Battlefield Board's Atlas it's the
It's possible this refers to Gen Sumner's role as Wing Commander on
This is an entertaining question. I hope someone has time to dig in
General Carman's notes (!).
--- In TalkAntietam@yahoogroups.com, "philipkesaris"
> (1) Was the Upper Bridge/Hitt Bridge also
> known as the "Sumner Bridge"? I noted two War Department tablets
> (about Meade's and Ricketts' divisions on 9/16) that refer to it as
> such. Was this a mistake? I thought Sumner crossed the creek at the
> Pry Mill ford? Also, IIRC, wasn't there a bridge across the
> Chickahominy called the "Sumner Bridge" that was used in the
> Peninsula Campaign?
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