4659Re: Fords: Botelers, Blackford, Packhorse
- Apr 27, 2008Thanks Stephen,
I know most books say that these names (and others) are all for the
same ford at the cement mill but at this point I remain unconvinced
that there is only one useable ford in the Sheperdstown area since
both Stuart and Hampton apparently used other fords on the 18th-19th.
I saw in Dennis's book that statement on page 64. As we know, when
the river is low, one may cross at many points but walking across is
different than taking horses and wagons along.
--- In TalkAntietam@yahoogroups.com, Stephen Recker <recker@...>
> In Dennis Frye's book he says they are all the same ford. IIRC it
> called different things depending on which side of the river youwere
> on or during which historic period.Potomac
> On Sunday, April 27, 2008, at 10:05 AM, eighth_conn_inf wrote:
> > I have a Potomac River map from GMCO Pro Series of the Upper
> > River from Dam 4 to Great Falls. Its Shepherdstown section showstwo
> > fords, one called "Blackford Ford" at the Rumsey Bridge and thesecond
> > named "Packhorse Ford" about 6,000' (1 mi. +) below the RumseyBridge.
> > It also shows an "Old Cement Mill" about 11,000' (c. 2 mi.) belowthe
> > bridge across the Potomac from Millers Sawmill Road.bridge,
> > Were there three fords there in use in 1862: Blackfords at the
> > Packhorse a mile downstream and Botelers three miles downstream?Or is
> > this map wrong?when
> > I remember reading recently that Stuart and some of his troopers
> > they crossed on the 19th into Maryland crossed at a differentford from
> > the rest of the army closer to Shepherdstown because ofcongestion
> > perhaps they crossed at Packhorse? I assume that the obscure fordwhich
> > Blackford found at which Hampton crossed was described as beingabove
> > Shepherdstown was none of these--where was it?
> > Larry F.
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