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2758Re: [TalkAntietam] Re: Burning of Mumma farm

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  • richard@rcroker.com
    Mar 5, 2006
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      It was a tragedy that just kept on taking. If memory serves me, after the
      fight he applied to the Union army for restitution. They said, "We didn't
      burn it -- the Rebels did. Ask them." Later they relented and said they'd
      give him (I think it was) $100.00 if he would swear an oath of loyalty to
      the Union. He refused. Dunkers could swear oaths only to God.


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      From: "NJ Rebel" <gerry1952@...>
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      Sent: Sunday, March 05, 2006 3:30 PM
      Subject: Re: [TalkAntietam] Re: Burning of Mumma farm


      > Dear Phil and Stephen,
      >
      > While Priest is good, I would watch carefully his citations.
      >
      > IIRC, there is an account of said burning also in TimeLife Voices of
      > the Civil War: Antietam volume. It was a Sgt in Ripley's Brigade,
      > under D H Hill, that was in charge of the party which burned the farm.
      >
      > Yr. Obt. Svt.
      > G E "Gerry" Mayers
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      > "....the powers granted under the Constitution, being derived from the
      > people of the United States, may be resumed by them, whenever the same
      > shall be perverted to their injury or oppression;.."
      > Act of State of Virginia adopting the Federal Constitution, 26 June
      > 1788
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      > From: "Stephen Recker" <recker@...>
      > To: <TalkAntietam@yahoogroups.com>
      > Sent: Sunday, March 05, 2006 2:01 PM
      > Subject: Re: [TalkAntietam] Re: Burning of Mumma farm
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      >
      > > That's just what I was looking for. Thanks!
      > >
      > > Stephen
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      > > On Sunday, March 5, 2006, at 01:36 PM, philipkesaris wrote:
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      > >>
      > >> Steve - Schildt's "Drums Along the Antietam" (pp.183-87) has a nice
      > >> account, telling the wonderful story of the 1906 correspondence
      > >> between
      > >> James Clark of the 3rd North Carolina and Samuel Mumma, Jr. Clark
      > >> felt
      > >> badly about what happened. Also, Mike Priest's "Antietam, The
      > >> Soldiers'
      > >> Battle" has more details of the burning at p. 46. - Phil
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