4187Re: 128th PA weapons
- Feb 1, 2008Gerry,
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.
If you want, send it directly to d.essig@...
--- In TalkAntietam@yahoogroups.com, "G E Mayers" <gerry1952@...> wrote:
> 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
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> ----- 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.
> --- In TalkAntietam@yahoogroups.com, "Thomas Clemens"
> <clemenst@> wrote:
> > Fred Todd's American Military Equipage says the 128th PA had
> > Springfield rifled
> > 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
> > Mostly digging entrenchments around DC.
> > >
> > > Paula
> > >
> > [Non-text portions of this message have been removed]
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