4147Re: [TalkAntietam] Re: Muster dates
- Jan 31, 2008Dean,
IIRC, and Bill can confirm, but the 17th Michigan was green in
the sense of never being in battle before. But they are drilled
fairly well for a rookie unit going into combat, as opposed to
many of the nine month units actually taking the field at
Antietam. The 13th NJ for example had not had chance to learn how
to load and fire until they actually did so under fire during the
battle. Ezra Carman, who was their colonel and wounded during the
action, is the same Ezra Carman who spent many years after the
War as the unofficial official historian of the battle and wrote
the famous manuscript Jake Pierro and Tom Clemens have,
independently, been working on.
Yr. Obt. Svt.
G E "Gerry" Mayers
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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: "dean_essig" <dean_essig@...>
Sent: Thursday, January 31, 2008 9:16 PM
Subject: [TalkAntietam] Re: Muster dates
Thanks for bringing that up. I missed it in my list, but not
because it wasn't marked as
Green, but because of the note that was embedded with.
The note says "Green, but properly drilled, doesn't count as
green". For the life of me, I
don't recall where that information came from, but I believe it
has something to do with
the officers in charge?
Perhaps somebody can shed some light on that one.
--- In TalkAntietam@yahoogroups.com, "Bill and Glenna Jo
> The Seventeenth Michigan Infantry (Christ's Brigade, Willcox's
> Division, Ninth Army
Corps) was mustered in on 27 August 1862. The regiment came under
fire for the first
time at Fox's Gap.
> Bill Christen
> [Non-text portions of this message have been removed]
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