3935RE: [TalkAntietam] Re: 13 September 1862 Maryland Heights
- Dec 19, 2007I think Stuart screwed the pooch in this campaign, and the only thing that
saved his rep was some good fighting on the 17th - which he promptly offset
by firing that damn howitzer again!
From: TalkAntietam@yahoogroups.com [mailto:TalkAntietam@yahoogroups.com] On
Behalf Of Thomas Clemens
Sent: Wednesday, December 19, 2007 12:18 PM
Subject: Re: [TalkAntietam] Re: 13 September 1862 Maryland Heights
After leaving Crampton's Gap Stuart rode south to where he thought the
real fighting would be, Weaverton Cliffs. Like everywhere else that
day, he was wrong. He personally rode to MD Hts. to consult with
McLaws, but his command stayerd in Weaverton. When news of the surrender
reached him he decided he needed to personally carry the news to Lee and
galloped off to Sharpsburg only to arrive after news had reached him.
Lee in fact snubbed him, see Taken at the Flood for details. THe
Maryland Campaign is not the apogee of Stuart's career.
Thomas G. Clemens D.A.
Professor of History
Hagerstown Community College
>>> "eighth_conn_inf" <eighth_conn_ <mailto:eighth_conn_inf%40yahoo.com>inf@...> 12/19/07 7:37 AM >>>
I think after he rode south from Turner's and posted some troopers at
Fox's he went to Crampton's Gap leaving more men--but not enough,
then to McLaws. I'm not clear on his and his remaining troopers
actions during the time he was with/near McLaws around Maryland
Heights. Hopefully Carman has good details about his and Hampton's
activities before he returned to find Crampton's Gap lost.
--- In TalkAntietam@ <mailto:TalkAntietam%40yahoogroups.com>
yahoogroups.com, "G E Mayers" <gerry1952@...>
> Actually, IIRC, Stuart was all over South Mountain on September
> 14th....he was, for a time, up at Fox's Gap but then left...one
> of the reasons D H Hill had such a "bad day" there...
> Yr. Obt. Svt.
> G E "Gerry" Mayers
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> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "eighth_conn_inf" <eighth_conn_inf@...>
> To: <TalkAntietam@ <mailto:TalkAntietam%40yahoogroups.com>
> Sent: Tuesday, December 18, 2007 9:19 PMyahoogroups.com, "eighth_conn_inf"
> Subject: [TalkAntietam] Re: 13 September 1862 Maryland Heights
> My guess is that Stuart and his cavalry were not on Maryland
> but rather with McLaws as I'm sure Carman details. I will have to
> out the details of his and Hampton's actions after Stuart rode
> from Crampton's Gap on the 13th.
> --- In TalkAntietam@ <mailto:TalkAntietam%40yahoogroups.com>
> <eighth_conn_inf@> wrote:yahoogroups.com, "Thomas Clemens"
> > Tom, Harry, and Jake,
> > Many thanks for these suggestions! I think I may have the B&G
> > but
> > unlikely the other two in my library. Too bad the LoC CC does
> > not
> > have any maps but from what I've read, he did not do maps other
> > for the 17th.
> > BTW, Amazon just told me that Jake's book won't be sent to me
> > until
> > late January.
> > Larry
> > --- In TalkAntietam@ <mailto:TalkAntietam%40yahoogroups.com>
> > <clemenst@>yahoogroups.com
> > wrote:
> > >
> > > There are regimental-level maps in Blue & Gray's Stonewall
> > > issue dealing with the siege & capture of Harpers Ferry. It
> > > was
> > written
> > > by Dennis Frye. Vol. V, Issue # 1, Aug-Sept. 1987.
> > >
> > >
> > > Thomas G. Clemens D.A.
> > > Professor of History
> > > Hagerstown Community College
> > >
> > >
> > > >>> "Harry Smeltzer" <hjs21@> 12/17/07 10:30 PM >>>
> > > Larry,
> > >
> > > I think there are regimental level maps in Chester Hearn's
> > > book on
> > > Harper's
> > > Ferry > >
> > > Harry
> > >
> > > -----Original Message-----
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> > [mailto:TalkAntietam@ <mailto:TalkAntietam%40yahoogroups.com>yahoogroups.com]
> > > On[Non-text portions of this message have been removed]
> > > Behalf Of eighth_conn_inf
> > > Sent:
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