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  • NJ Rebel
    Mar 5, 2006
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      Richard,

      I did not know that about the Dunkards and Sam Mumma. Interesting that
      many called the Dunkard Church "St. Mumma's Church"!

      I do know that any who lost property, crops, etc. to Rebel hands had a
      very hard time being recompensed.

      Yr. Obt. Svt.
      G E "Gerry" Mayers

      "....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

      ----- Original Message -----
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      Sent: Sunday, March 05, 2006 5:37 PM
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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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      > ----- Original Message -----
      > From: "NJ Rebel" <gerry1952@...>
      > To: <TalkAntietam@yahoogroups.com>
      > 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
      >>
      >> "....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
      >>
      >> ----- Original Message -----
      >> From: "Stephen Recker" <recker@...>
      >> To: <TalkAntietam@yahoogroups.com>
      >> Sent: Sunday, March 05, 2006 2:01 PM
      >> Subject: Re: [TalkAntietam] Re: Burning of Mumma farm
      >>
      >>
      >> > That's just what I was looking for. Thanks!
      >> >
      >> > Stephen
      >> >
      >> >
      >> > On Sunday, March 5, 2006, at 01:36 PM, philipkesaris wrote:
      >> >
      >> >>
      >> >> 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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