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361Re: [TalkAntietam] Action at Shepherstown

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  • NJ Rebel
    Oct 9, 2001
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      IIRC, the Union crossing of the Potomac by the Sixth US Army
      Corps resulted in what was known on the Federal side as the
      Battle of Boteler's Ford. The Confederates would have named it
      after the nearest town, being Shepherdstown.

      I do not know if this helps, but perhaps some others in the group
      might be able to assist.

      Your humble servant,
      Gerry Mayers
      Co. B, "Tom Green Rifles",
      Fourth Regiment, Texas Volunteer Infantry

      "I know of no fitter resting-place for a soldier than the field
      on which he has nobly laid down his life." --General Robert
      Edward Lee

      ----- Original Message -----
      From: "David Lutton" <dunkerch@...>
      To: <TalkAntietam@yahoogroups.com>
      Sent: Tuesday, October 09, 2001 8:19 PM
      Subject: [TalkAntietam] Action at Shepherstown

      Last weekend, I was in the area looking at the location of the
      action that took place on the 19th and 20th at Shepherdstown.
      In Dr. Harsh's book he describes Hill's troops forming up at the
      intersection of Trough Rd and the Charlestown Pike, with the main
      action occurring on the west side of Trough Rd. I drove out
      Charlestown Pike (I forget what the modern road number is now) to
      the intersection with Trough Rd. It seemed to me that this
      intersection was quite far from Shepherdstown. Now to my
      question, what combat is Dr. Harsh describing that occurred near
      this intersection?

      David Lutton
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