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3054Re: [TalkAntietam] Trip report from Artillery Day June 10

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  • RoteBaron@comcast.net
    Jun 12, 2006
      I also have a clip of the firing in which one cannon misfired. I can post it later.

      Only anti-rally people were allowed onto Mumma Farm via Smoketown Road. The NPS police asked each person whether they were pro- and anti- rally. Anyone supporting the rally had to go to elsewhere to some designated spot, then they were brought in via white vans to the opposite side. I had to go thru a metal-detector and was required to stand in a specific marked-off area across from Mumma Barn. There was also a media-only area, which was between pro- and anti- areas. The press were there in force, solicitinging everyone for anyone quotes.

      On a nicer note, I was chatting with the NPS policeman, when I noticed via his badge id that it was Rory Moore, former ranger at Antietam. He's now at Gettysburg.

      Tom Shay

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      From: "Thomas Clemens" <clemenst@...>

      > Tom,
      > I could download the video clips, they look great. Thank you. No
      > Gerry, I was wearing a Confederate uniform. In one of Tom's photos I
      > show up wearing a red cap and sky blue trousers, red sash.
      > Good to see you there Tom. I never went over to look at the KKK rally,
      > just decided not to let them count me as a supporter by showing up.
      >
      >
      > Thomas G. Clemens D.A.
      > Professor of History
      > Hagerstown Community College
      >
      >
      > >>> RoteBaron@... 06/11/06 8:49 PM >>>
      > Gerry,
      >
      > The two short videos from Artillery Day are at:
      > http://home.comcast.net/~schuylkillcwrt/guns1.avi
      > http://home.comcast.net/~schuylkillcwrt/guns3.avi
      >
      > They are big files, so it may take you 2+ minutes to load each of them.
      > Someone please advise that they can access them.
      >
      > In addition to KKK, there were neo-Nazis and Anarchists at the rally.
      > Full
      > story at:
      > http://www.herald-mail.com/?module=displaystory&story_id=140085&format=html
      >
      > I did get you the two brochures, which I will mail soon. There is no
      > special
      > handout for the SE corner of Cornfield you requested. but the Cornfield
      > brochure features a stop there.
      >
      > NPS does plan to make the brochures available (in color!) on their
      > website
      > as PDF files, but no date yet announced.
      >
      > I walked the entire length of the new AP Hill trail and it's even longer
      > than the route we used on recent ranger hikes. So anyone planning to
      > make
      > the hike is advised to be ready for a great but lengthy trek.
      >
      > Tom Shay
      >
      > ----- Original Message -----
      > From: "G E Mayers"
      > To:
      > Sent: Sunday, June 11, 2006 3:45 PM
      > Subject: Re: [TalkAntietam] Trip report from Artillery Day June 10
      >
      >
      > > Dear Tom,
      > >
      > > For some reason the link to the two videos would not download via my
      > > browser. Is there any other link which can be accessed?
      > >
      > > Was Tom Clemens dressed in a ranger uniform for the artillery
      > > demonstration or no?
      > >
      > > 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"
      > > To:
      > > Sent: Sunday, June 11, 2006 12:25 AM
      > > Subject: [TalkAntietam] Trip report from Artillery Day June 10
      > >
      > >
      > > > Great day at Antietam today. I hiked the entire field and will post
      > > > more info later.
      > > >
      > > > Due to the KKK rally, there was a massive force of well over 200+
      > > > police and NPS manpower present throughout the day. A chopper
      > > > circled above during the afternoon, several horse units patrolled, a
      > > > Park Service Police high-tech command center vehicle was parked near
      > > > Mumma Farm, NPS personnel from many other parks assisted; MD state,
      > > > sheriff, and local police were everywhere, plus SWAT team was
      > > > present. Traffic on Smoketown Road and in Mumma Farm area was
      > > > prohibited all afternoon. The cost for all that law enforcement must
      > > > have been tremendous.
      > > >
      > > > The artillery demo was well-attended and provided the crowd with
      > > > excellent education in how a battery operates, the ordnance it
      > > > fires, and several live firings. I put some photos and 2 short
      > > > videos onto a webpage at:
      > > >
      > > > http://home.comcast.net/~schuylkillcwrt/artillery.htm
      > > >
      > > > Tom Shay
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