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  • G E Mayers
    May 22 2:28 PM
      Tom,

      Thanks! Would you be willing to join the CWDG Fall Muster attendees at
      Sharpsburg on Sunday, October 15th, to lend your expertise?

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

      To Be A Virginian, either by birth, marriage, adoption, or even on
      one's mother's side, is an introduction to any state in the Union, a
      passport to any foreign country, and a benediction from the Almighty
      God. --Anonymous
      ----- Original Message -----
      From: "Tom Shay" <RoteBaron@...>
      To: <TalkAntietam@yahoogroups.com>
      Sent: Friday, May 19, 2006 9:50 PM
      Subject: Re: [TalkAntietam] Re: re Battlefield off beaten path sites


      > Gerry,
      >
      > Another spot that I visited on a ranger-led tour was the rock ledge
      > where
      > the12th Georgia left so many dead. Walker noticed they most of them
      > did not
      > advance when ordered, and discovered that every man who could go
      > forward
      > had. The remainder lay dead behind the ledge. I posted a clip from
      > Carman
      > map and excerpt from the manuscript that I hope can serve as focus
      > for
      > others to agree or dispute on the location of this ledge. The tick
      > marks on
      > the map denote rock outcroppings.
      >
      > http://home.comcast.net/~schuylkillcwrt/12ga.htm
      >
      > Tom Shay
      >
      > ----- Original Message -----
      > From: "G E Mayers" <gerry1952@...>
      > To: <TalkAntietam@yahoogroups.com>
      > Sent: Friday, May 19, 2006 8:37 AM
      > Subject: Re: [TalkAntietam] Re: re Battlefield off beaten path sites
      > and
      > question
      >
      >
      > Dear Ron,
      >
      > Thank you for the excellent suggestion! I will make contact at ANBP
      > with one of the rangers to arrange for a copy of that brochure to be
      > sent.
      >
      > Is there also a brochure of the NW corner of the West Woods where
      > Pelham had his artillery?
      >
      > Yr. Obt. Svt.
      > G E "Gerry" Mayers
      >
      > To Be A Virginian, either by birth, marriage, adoption, or even on
      > one's mother's side, is an introduction to any state in the Union, a
      > passport to any foreign country, and a benediction from the Almighty
      > God. --Anonymous
      > ----- Original Message -----
      > From: "dickeyr46" <dickeyr46@...>
      > To: <TalkAntietam@yahoogroups.com>
      > Sent: Friday, May 19, 2006 8:03 AM
      > Subject: [TalkAntietam] Re: re Battlefield off beaten path sites and
      > question
      >
      >
      >> Gerry,
      >>
      >> The suggestion of the area around the Locher cabin and the Hauser
      >> Ridge are excellent. Do not miss the NW portion of the West Woods
      >> where the 1st Minn was greeted with Pelham's artillery as they
      >> emeged
      >> from the woods. This NW corner tree line appears to be fairly true
      >> to
      >> the Carmen-Cope maps.
      >>
      >> Here's a suggestion for another easy to get to spot... it is the
      >> northeast corner of the Cornfield. If you get the NPS broucher "The
      >> Cornfield Trail," this location is marked as stop 4. It is easily
      >> reached by walking from Auto Tour Stop 4, north through the
      >> Cornfield
      >> using the trail, and then east along the northern Cornfield fence
      >> to
      >> where the Cornfield meets the East Woods. This spot trully is a
      >> location of "serenity and sacrifice." This spot is peaceful, with
      >> no
      >> vehicle traffic and little foot traffic. Yet, this corner of the
      >> Cornfield equaled or exceeded the violence of the western side
      >> where
      >> Gibbons fought. From the initial passing of Duryea's brigade at 6
      >> am,
      >> to the attacks by Hay's Tigers, Hartsuff's men, and Law's Brigade,
      >> the
      >> stand by the Penn. Reserves, Ripley and Gordon facing each other,
      >> and
      >> finally Tyndale rolling up Colquitt's flank, this corner overlooked
      >> 3
      >> hours of back-and-forth sacrifice. This location is also neat in
      >> that
      >> most of the states had units in action in this vicinity. This
      >> corner
      >> was described as "...dead men literally piled upon and across each
      >> other" by one of Tyndale's regimental commanders. Of note is what
      >> you
      >> can't see from here... you can't see Miller's farm house, nor can
      >> you
      >> see the West Woods. This is a fantastic spot to appreciate how
      >> restrictive the terrain could be.
      >>
      >> Well, that's a suggestion as a way to appreciate the Cornfield from
      >> other than the "standard" read from Auto Stop 4.
      >>
      >> Ron Dickey
      >>
      >> --- In TalkAntietam@yahoogroups.com, "G E Mayers" <gerry1952@...>
      >> wrote:
      >>>
      >>> Gang,
      >>>
      >>> In October (October 15th) I will be hosting a tour at Sharpsburg
      >>> (Antietam) battlefield for the Civil War Discussion Group Fall
      >>> 2006
      >>> Muster. I realize some members of this board are also members of
      >>> the
      >>> other board.... but this is not a cross posting.
      >>>
      >>> I write with three main requests:
      >>> 1. In addition to the remaining portion of the West Woods between
      >>> the
      >>> Philadelphia Brigade park and the SR 64 bypass, what other off the
      >>> beaten path areas in the park are there in the area of the Morning
      >>> Phases of the battle that can be visited with needing special
      >>> permission to do so?
      >>>
      >>>
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