297Re: Article about Hoods Texans
- Aug 27, 2001--- In TalkAntietam@y..., TR Livesey <westwood@e...> wrote:
> O.G.,Neither am I. I live in Harrisburg. Not too many farms in this city.
> I am going to immediately admit that I am not an expert
> in this field (heh-heh). My statements were based
> on questions I have put to general historians, none of
> whom claimed to be agricultural experts.
> I would not, however, base any conclusions on practicesThe tractor has evolved over the years. The last time I looked horses
> of modern, albeit primitive, farmers. Just because they
> don't use tractors does not mean that they do it the
> same way as was done 100 years ago.
were still the smae as the original model. I don't know any Amish
farmers personlly but I fail to see where they could possible be any
different in their farming practices than those of the 19th Century.
Considering they are using the same equipment.
>You want me to reincarnate a 19th Century farmer or go knocking on
> Do you have any source particular to 19th century
> corn farming? I would very much like to hear an
> authoritative source on the subject.
doors in South-Central PA?
One thing you seem to have forgotten is that Hooker ordered the
cornfield to be raked with canister before any assult began. I don't
think there was much cover left by the time th texans got there
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