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  • G E Mayers
    Jun 12, 2008
      Dear Stephen,

      It is not that I doubt what you say...but I wonder how much of
      what OT wrote in his book is accurate? For one instance, he has H
      K Douglas as a Confederate General..........

      Yr. Obt. Svt.
      G E "Gerry" Mayers

      To Be A Virginian, either by birth, marriage, adoption, or even
      on one's mother's side, is an introduction to any state in the
      Union, a passport to any foreign country, and a benediction from
      the Almighty God. --Anonymous
      ----- Original Message -----
      From: "Stephen Recker" <recker@...>
      To: <TalkAntietam@yahoogroups.com>
      Sent: Thursday, June 12, 2008 5:42 PM
      Subject: Re: [TalkAntietam] Introduction

      > Corey,
      > Great to see you here, buddy. You are way too modest. You
      > forgot to
      > mention that, while visiting Sharpsburg, you donated Sam
      > Wright's Medal
      > of Honor to the park! That is an amazing gift that is well
      > appreciated.
      > I will also take umbrage to the contestation that O.T.'s guide
      > book is
      > "For interesting stories and some local flavor"..." it is a
      > good book but that is about all." I'm sure that we all know
      > better
      > what happened, having read all of the books and having taken
      > the tours,
      > but since O.T. was there during the battle and hung out with
      > the
      > veterans his whole life, I'd not be so fast to discount his
      > writing.
      > And anyone who disagrees can meet me in the Cornfield at dawn
      > to settle
      > it :-)
      > Stephen Recker
      > On Thursday, June 12, 2008, at 02:02 PM, Corey MacLeod wrote:
      >> I suppose I should give a brief introduction. My name is Corey
      >> MacLeod. I
      >> live in Greer, South Carolina. I am married to a beautiful
      >> woman and I
      >> have
      >> two amazing children. My Great-Great-Great Grandfather fought
      >> for the
      >> 29th.
      >> Massachusetts Regiment, in Co. E. His name was Samuel Cole
      >> Wright. I
      >> have
      >> always had an interest in my family history but never really
      >> studied it
      >> much. After a trip to Sharpsburg back in May a fire wasn't
      >> lit, but a
      >> blazing inferno created. I have started reading Stephen Sears'
      >> "Landscape
      >> Turned Red" and have just today received a copy of O.T.
      >> Riley's book
      >> "The
      >> Battlefield of Antietam." Shelby FOote's narrative is next as
      >> soon as I
      >> finish Sears' book. It's good to be here and I hope to learn
      >> much from
      >> you.
      >> God Bless.
      >> Corey MacLeod
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