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4016Re: [TalkAntietam] Re: Macadamized turnpikes, RR's, etc.

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  • Harry Smeltzer
    Jan 16, 2008
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      For those who may be confused, there are two collections, one from Kent State and one from UNC. They are two different collections of Gallagher edited essays on the Maryland Campaign.

      ----- Original Message -----
      From: G E Mayers
      To: TalkAntietam@yahoogroups.com
      Sent: Wednesday, January 16, 2008 6:08 PM
      Subject: Re: [TalkAntietam] Re: Macadamized turnpikes, RR's, etc.


      Dear Larry,

      The Gallagher book "Antietam" is the one I was referring to.

      Yr. Obt. Svt.
      G E "Gerry" Mayers

      To Be A Virginian, either by birth, marriage, adoption, or even
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      ----- Original Message -----
      From: "eighth_conn_inf" <eighth_conn_inf@...>
      To: <TalkAntietam@yahoogroups.com>
      Sent: Wednesday, January 16, 2008 6:02 PM
      Subject: [TalkAntietam] Re: Macadamized turnpikes, RR's, etc.

      Thanks Gerry, I will check out that book and his other book of
      essays, "Antietam."

      --- In TalkAntietam@yahoogroups.com, "G E Mayers" <gerry1952@...>
      wrote:
      >
      > Dear Larry;
      >
      > To the best of my knowledge the National Road was definitely
      > macadamized; the Boonsborough Pike may have been but, since it
      > led right into Sharpsburg, I would doubt it.
      >
      > The Hagerstown Turnpike also might have been macadamized but
      > again might not.
      >
      > At that point in the war, Southern footsoles were not as tough
      > as
      > they would be about a year later. Straggling due to the road
      > surfaces was a major problem during the campaign.
      >
      > Gary Gallaher's editing of the volume titled "The Antietam
      > Campaign" has several good essays in it that might be helpful.
      >
      > 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: "eighth_conn_inf" <eighth_conn_inf@...>
      > To: <TalkAntietam@yahoogroups.com>
      > Sent: Wednesday, January 16, 2008 4:46 PM
      > Subject: [TalkAntietam] Macadamized turnpikes, RR's, etc.
      >
      >
      > If folks have some answers/opinions re the below I'd like to
      > hear
      > them
      > but pls don't spend time researching: if you have good specific
      > references pls let me know.
      >
      > Macadamized (crushed rock) roads according to Carman were
      > everywhere
      > but he does not say which roads were and to what length or
      > discuss the
      > quality of the use of crushed rock. My guess is that the
      > National
      > Road
      > was fully macadamized as were many of the main roads leading
      > out
      > of
      > D.C. How about the roads/pikes around Sharpsburg? My question
      > has
      > to do
      > with the many barefoot Confederates coming out of Virginia and
      > marching
      > around during the Maryland Campaign. Straggling was heavy on
      > both
      > sides
      > but wasn't the factor of shod v. unshod feet more of a factor
      > for
      > the
      > Confederates? Or are road surfaces during the campaign of very
      > minor
      > concern? I wondered about Jackson's slow marches to Martinsburg
      > from
      > Frederick and then to HF--barefooted, slow soldiers?
      >
      > <snip>
      >





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