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4187Re: 128th PA weapons

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  • dean_essig
    Feb 1, 2008
      Gerry,

      I have many, some tracked down from state archives by some very loyal customers and
      friends, I can always use more confirmation data, as long as there is some sourcing given
      so I don't replace harder information sources with softer ones.

      Thanks!

      Dean

      If you want, send it directly to d.essig@...

      --- In TalkAntietam@yahoogroups.com, "G E Mayers" <gerry1952@...> wrote:
      >
      > Dean;
      >
      > Do you have information on what Confederate units used as
      > weaponry? If you are also doing the CSA side, I might be able to
      > help with the fighting down around the Sunken Road sector,
      > particularly with the Irish Brigade and Anderson's NC Brigade.
      >
      > 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: "dean_essig" <dean_essig@...>
      > To: <TalkAntietam@yahoogroups.com>
      > Sent: Friday, February 01, 2008 10:52 PM
      > Subject: [TalkAntietam] Re: 128th PA weapons
      >
      >
      > Perfect. Thank you Tom.
      >
      > Oddly, that's the source (plus some of the quarterly reports from
      > ordinance) that I got my
      > small arms data from...the reason I asked is I have the "hard"
      > data in my OOB in bold and
      > use plain text for (semi) educated guesswork and I'm always on
      > the lookout to turn
      > something plain into bold. Yet, the weapons for the 128th were
      > not in bold, so I assumed
      > I didn't find them in Todd.
      >
      > I either missed them in the book or screwed up the coding in the
      > OOB. Either way, they are
      > fixed now thanks to your help.
      >
      > Dean
      >
      > --- In TalkAntietam@yahoogroups.com, "Thomas Clemens"
      > <clemenst@> wrote:
      > >
      > > Fred Todd's American Military Equipage says the 128th PA had
      > > Springfield rifled
      > muskets.
      > >
      > >
      > > Thomas G. Clemens D.A.
      > > Professor of History
      > > Hagerstown Community College
      > >
      > >
      > > >>> <128thpa@> 02/01/08 5:23 PM >>>
      > > Unfortunately, I haven't gotten that far in my research on them
      > > to answer that question.
      > I just can confirm that they had very little drilling from
      > letters and reports. Though their
      > Colonel, Samuel Croasdale had been in the 25th Pa, so he had some
      > experience, which is
      > why he got the job of Colonel. He primarily raised Co C of the
      > regiment, most men
      > coming from the Doylestown area.
      > >
      > > Paula
      > >
      > > -------------- Original message --------------
      > > From: "dean_essig" <dean_essig@>
      > > I agree...
      > >
      > > Paula, maybe you can confirm their armament information for me?
      > >
      > > --- In TalkAntietam@yahoogroups.com, 128thpa@ wrote:
      > > >
      > > > The 128th Pa were definitely green. In fact, prior to
      > > > Antietam, they had very little
      > drilling,.
      > > Mostly digging entrenchments around DC.
      > > >
      > > > Paula
      > > >
      > >
      > >
      > >
      > >
      > > [Non-text portions of this message have been removed]
      > >
      >
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