4207Re: [TalkAntietam] Re: ANVa Supply Trains
- Feb 2, 2008Tom,
Thanks for looking. It looks like the issue might be
moot for me anyway, Mt Airy is off my map area (very
similar to the Carmen-Cope maps) to the SW, so guns
looking to reload will have to shoot off the map there
(with an explanation of when they come back). Since
they are already going off the map, whether the trains
are at Mt Airy, Shepherdstown, or Boetler's matters
little... it will be a while in real time before they
--- Thomas Clemens <clemenst@...> wrote:
> A quick check of CS artillery memoirs, etc does not
> definitely show any location of the ammunition
> reserve trains. sorry.
> Thomas G. Clemens D.A.
> Professor of History
> Hagerstown Community College
> >>> "dean_essig" <dean_essig@...> 02/01/08
> 2:24 PM >>>
> Tom it is... glad to meet you, sir!
> Excellent information, that helps me spot the trains
> on the map.
> The artillery problem is an issue I'll need to
> resolve. I don't recall Reilly (who at least
> mentioned going back to look) or anyone else
> suggesting they had to ford the Potomac to
> get a re-supply of artillery ammunition. So, this
> indirectly suggests that what stocks they
> had available were in the Md side trains.
> Leaving me wondering what it was Lee was protecting
> across the river.
> Do you know of any other battery commanders
> recollections about the rather mundane
> matters of ammunition resupply on that day?
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