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  • G E Mayers
    Aug 28 6:12 PM
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      Dear Tom,

      Thanks much!!! Where is the monument in relation to the Observation
      Tower?

      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: Monday, August 28, 2006 8:29 PM
      Subject: Re: [TalkAntietam] House in question


      > Details on the 130th PA monument at available via VirtualAntietam.
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      > I hope this URL gets you to the right spot:
      > http://www.virtualantietam.com/monuments/detail.cfm?curMon=100sr
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      > Tom Shay
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      > ----- Original Message -----
      > From: "G E Mayers" <gerry1952@...>
      > To: <TalkAntietam@yahoogroups.com>
      > Sent: Monday, August 28, 2006 6:40 PM
      > Subject: Re: [TalkAntietam] House in question
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      >> Brian,
      >>
      >> 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
      >>
      >> 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: "fore.again" <bri1@...>
      >> To: <TalkAntietam@yahoogroups.com>
      >> Sent: Monday, August 28, 2006 5:52 PM
      >> Subject: [TalkAntietam] House in question
      >>
      >>
      >> >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.
      >> >
      >> > Best,
      >> > Brian Baracz
      >> > Antietam National Battlefield
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