4921Re: [TalkAntietam] re Headquarters questions, etc.
- Aug 8, 2008Teej;
Ok. Everything I have read seems to indicate that both Stuart and
Jackson had their headquarters "in the saddle" while at
Sharpsburg. I was wondering, though, whether Jackson in
particular had a reasonably "fixed" location where he could be
found if needed.
Yr. Obt. Svt.
G E "Gerry" Mayers
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----- Original Message -----
From: "Teej" <teej@...>
Sent: Friday, August 08, 2008 9:58 AM
Subject: Re: [TalkAntietam] re Headquarters questions, etc.
> Gerry Mayers wrote:
> However, does anyone know where
>> Jackson had his headquarters or were they, as Pope infamously
>> said, "in the saddle"?
> This in no way answers your question, Gerry, but I'd like
> to point out
> that while Pope is often criticized for using that phrase,
> Stuart often
> wrote Flora that his "headquarters is in the saddle these
> days." I suspect
> that was a common cavalry phrase.
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