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2760Re: [TalkAntietam] Re: Burning of Mumma farm

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  • richard@rcroker.com
    Mar 6, 2006
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      Actually the church sat on Sam's land I believe. He may have even built it
      himself. You might want to check me out on that....

      R.
      ----- Original Message -----
      From: "NJ Rebel" <gerry1952@...>
      To: <TalkAntietam@yahoogroups.com>
      Sent: Sunday, March 05, 2006 6:04 PM
      Subject: Re: [TalkAntietam] Re: Burning of Mumma farm


      > 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 -----
      > From: <richard@...>
      > To: <TalkAntietam@yahoogroups.com>
      > Sent: Sunday, March 05, 2006 5:37 PM
      > Subject: Re: [TalkAntietam] Re: Burning of Mumma farm
      >
      >
      > > 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.
      > >
      > >
      > > ----- 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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