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294Re: [TalkAntietam] Re: Article about Hoods Texans

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  • David Lutton
    Aug 27 6:00 PM
      In your opinion then the corn would have been more tense than today? But
      we must remember that before Hood's troops stepped off roughly a hour after
      the battle started what would this area look like to Hood's troops?. What
      would be the effect of 1 hour of combat be to this relatively small area?
      Hooker's often quoted remark comes to mind.

      If the original command to protect the flank came south of the cornfield,
      what was happening to Hood's troops started south of the cornfield? What do
      you think?

      David Litton
      ----- Original Message -----
      From: <oliverg25@...>
      To: <TalkAntietam@yahoogroups.com>
      Sent: Monday, August 27, 2001 8:18 PM
      Subject: [TalkAntietam] Re: Article about Hoods Texans

      > --- In TalkAntietam@y..., TR Livesey <westwood@e...> wrote:
      > > David,
      > >
      > > > Corn planting patterns were different in 1862, not nearly as
      > > dense, with rows being wide enough for a horse to move between.
      > > This would imply that the corn will have different degrees of
      > > concealment,
      > Not So!
      > Once the corn is planted a horse never goes into the field. Plowing
      > and planting is usually done with a team of horses, not one. after
      > planting there is no need for a horse to go back into the field. Also
      > a horse does not damage the top soil as much as a tractor wheel
      > Amish farmers in PA still use horses and mules and their rows are
      > tighter than those of farmers using tractors. Their fields are so
      > tight you can not look down a row.
      > This might come through twice when Hotmail gets its act together.
      > O.G.
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