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4659Re: Fords: Botelers, Blackford, Packhorse

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  • eighth_conn_inf
    Apr 27, 2008
      Thanks 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 you
      > on or during which historic period.
      > Stephen
      > 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 shows
      > > fords, one called "Blackford Ford" at the Rumsey Bridge and the
      > > named "Packhorse Ford" about 6,000' (1 mi. +) below the Rumsey
      > > It also shows an "Old Cement Mill" about 11,000' (c. 2 mi.) below
      > > bridge across the Potomac from Millers Sawmill Road.
      > >
      > > 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?
      > >
      > > I remember reading recently that Stuart and some of his troopers
      > > they crossed on the 19th into Maryland crossed at a different
      ford from
      > > the rest of the army closer to Shepherdstown because of
      > > perhaps they crossed at Packhorse? I assume that the obscure ford
      > > Blackford found at which Hampton crossed was described as being
      > > Shepherdstown was none of these--where was it?
      > >
      > > Larry F.
      > >
      > >
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