4242Re: [TalkAntietam] 6 Wisconsin vs Texans?
- Feb 6, 2008Gerry,
While true, it doesn't address the basic question: did
the 6 Wisc withdraw (or begin to withdraw) before the
Texans slammed into the cornfield, or were they
steamrolled _by_ them.
I'm trying to figure out _who_ the Texans had to drive
through on the way to the muzzles of those guns... who
was still an organized unit in the cornfield at that
point. Or, was there no real formed units there and
they mopped up some stragglers on their way north?
--- G E Mayers <gerry1952@...> wrote:
> Dear Dean,____________________________________________________________________________________
> Good question!
> I think Gibbon's brigade, if you follow the advance
> (BTW I
> recommend Scott Mingus Sr's book Undying Courage...a
> book about Antietam....), had multiple "adversaries"
> to deal with
> up to the time they finally withdrew.
> I think the cumulative effect of all the CSA
> counterattacks and
> losses is what made the survivors of the brigade,
> including the
> Sixth Wisconsin, pull back.
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