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454Re: [TalkAntietam] Re: South Mt. purchase

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  • Tom Clemens
    Jan 6, 2002
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      Yes, that is correct. A new house has just been constructed at the intersection
      and the driveway is almost exactly where the oak stood.


      David Lutton wrote:

      > Reading the recent posts concerning the South Mountain purchase has raised a
      > question for me concerning the site of Reno's Oak.
      > My impression was that if one was coming down the hill from Reno's Monument
      > the site of the oak tree was on the left at the intersection with Fox's Gap
      > Road? Is this correct??
      >
      > By the way I was the one who originally asked the question about the
      > purchase area and if I did not thank everyone for their input I apoligize.
      >
      > David Lutton
      > Hollidaysburg Pa
      > From: ringgold61 <ringgold_redleg@mindspring.com>
      > To: <TalkAntietam@yahoogroups.com>
      > Sent: Sunday, January 06, 2002 2:48 AM
      > Subject: [TalkAntietam] Re: South Mt. purchase
      >
      > > --- In TalkAntietam@y..., "Curt Johnson" <ccj@w...> wrote:
      > > Hi, Mark,
      > > <<SNIP>>
      > > > If I understand your comments about the location where these folks
      > > went into battery, you are talking about the yards and fields in the
      > > vicinity of the site of the Reno Oak. While I don't disagree with
      > > that site, there was also a site further up the hill and closer to
      > > the Reno Monument, where there is a shelf on the north side of the
      > > road (east of Wise's North Field) that was occupied by Federal
      > > artillery. It was there that (I think) Cook's Bty. was wrecked. All
      > > this is off the top of my head.
      > > >
      > > > Best wishes,
      > > > Curt
      > >
      > > ~~~ Your spot is the one I was referring to. It's only about half-
      > > way down the hill (on the right side, looking downhill) between the
      > > monument and the former Oak site. I wish I could remember the name
      > > on the mailboxes . . .
      > >
      > > How badly were Cook's boys treated? From Durell's unit history, I
      > > thought they had simply been driven from their guns by a scalding
      > > fire from close Confederate infantry. The Massachusetts men were
      > > able to retire their guns from the field while the Pennsylvanians
      > > were serving their pieces. The guns of the two batteries were in
      > > front along the same line if I recall correctly. Cook's Battery was
      > > in action three days later with their old guns, so they couldn't have
      > > been too roughly handled. I've often wondered what their loss in men
      > > was on that mountain.
      > >
      > > Mark A. Pflum
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