296Re: [TalkAntietam] Re: Article about Hoods Texans
- Aug 27, 2001David,
If you have read Mike Priest's book on the battle, IIRC, the area
of The Cornfield has already been trampled down due to the
attacks and counter attacks back and forth through "the corn".
There probably would have been some areas in which more of the
corn would have been standing than others. The famous painting
about the charge of the First Texas in The Cornfield done by
Troiani comes to mind. Perhaps that might give you an idea, as
Don Troiani is very meticulous about the details in his
Your humble servant,
Co. B, "Tom Green Rifles",
Fourth Regiment, Texas Volunteer Infantry
"I know of no fitter resting-place for a soldier than the field
on which he has nobly laid down his life." --General Robert
----- Original Message -----
From: "David Lutton" <dunkerch@...>
Sent: Monday, August 27, 2001 9:00 PM
Subject: Re: [TalkAntietam] Re: Article about Hoods Texans
> In your opinion then the corn would have been more tense than
> 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
> would be the effect of 1 hour of combat be to this relatively
> Hooker's often quoted remark comes to mind.
> If the original command to protect the flank came south of the
> what was happening to Hood's troops started south of the
cornfield? What do
> you think?
> David Litton
> ----- Original Message -----
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> 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
> > > dense, with rows being wide enough for a horse to move
> > > This would imply that the corn will have different degrees
> > > concealment,
> > Not So!
> > Once the corn is planted a horse never goes into the field.
> > and planting is usually done with a team of horses, not one.
> > planting there is no need for a horse to go back into the
> > a horse does not damage the top soil as much as a tractor
> > Amish farmers in PA still use horses and mules and their rows
> > tighter than those of farmers using tractors. Their fields
> > tight you can not look down a row.
> > This might come through twice when Hotmail gets its act
> > O.G.
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