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3104Re: [TalkAntietam] House in question

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  • Tom Shay
    Aug 28, 2006
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      Details on the 130th PA monument at available via VirtualAntietam.

      I hope this URL gets you to the right spot:
      http://www.virtualantietam.com/monuments/detail.cfm?curMon=100sr

      Tom Shay

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      From: "G E Mayers" <gerry1952@...>
      To: <TalkAntietam@yahoogroups.com>
      Sent: Monday, August 28, 2006 6:40 PM
      Subject: Re: [TalkAntietam] House in question


      > Brian,
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      > Where is the monument to the 130th PA Volunteer Infantry? There is a
      > Penna Volunteer Infantry on the north side of the Sunken Road, but
      > IIRC, that is to the 132nd PVI and was originally supposed to be
      > emplaced at Fredericksburg.
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      > Yr. Obt. Svt.
      > G E "Gerry" Mayers
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      > 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
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      > From: "fore.again" <bri1@...>
      > To: <TalkAntietam@yahoogroups.com>
      > Sent: Monday, August 28, 2006 5:52 PM
      > Subject: [TalkAntietam] House in question
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      > >A recent question to the group asked about a structure in the
      > > background of a photo posted on the NPS Antietam site. Albert Kern
      > > visited the battlefield numerous times and took many great pictures
      > > during the early 1900's. One of his images of the Sunken Road shows
      > > a man standing in the road and in the background is a house on the
      > > crest of a hill right on the Sunknen Road. The house in question is
      > > that of Henry Lowman. Lowman bought the land from the Mumma Family
      > > in 1873 and built the home that is in the picture. It was removed
      > > by the park in the late 1970's or early 80's because it was not
      > > there during the battle.
      > > It has been discovered that the Mumma Family owned quite a bit of
      > > land,even tracts that are west of Maryland Route 65. The Mummas
      > > did own the land on which the 130 PA monument sits today, which is
      > > also where the Lowman Cabin once stood.
      > > The park has no doubt that the building in this picture is that of
      > > the Lowman Cabin.
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      > > Best,
      > > Brian Baracz
      > > Antietam National Battlefield
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