4924Re: [TalkAntietam] Re: re Headquarters questions, etc.
- Aug 8 9:18 AMDear Larry,
Do you have Taken at the Flood? Harsh has quite a mention of
Stuart being on the left flank of Jackson, and in effect being
the anchor of the left flank of Jackson and the Potomac River
I am not sure what you have been reading, but IIRC even Murfin
and Sears mention it in their books.
Yr. Obt. Svt.
G E "Gerry" Mayers
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----- Original Message -----
From: "eighth_conn_inf" <eighth_conn_inf@...>
Sent: Friday, August 08, 2008 12:03 PM
Subject: [TalkAntietam] Re: re Headquarters questions, etc.
I guess legend probably also has Stuart in command on the left
including the guns on Nicodemus Hill? I can't find anything in
writing about this "command."
--- In TalkAntietam@yahoogroups.com, "Thomas Clemens"
> There is no "official" source for it, legend has it that
used the Mary Locher cabin on the edge of West Woods. This is
labeled on many maps as the Alfred Poffenberger farm. I am
of any proof for that assertion, but I've heard it mentioned.
> I am not as convinced as many people are about Longstreet's HQ.
doubt Hill was at the Piper farm, butt he sources for L being
> Thomas G. Clemens D.A.
> Professor of History
> Hagerstown Community College
> >>> "G E Mayers" <gerry1952@...> 08/08/08 10:09 AM >>>
> Ok. Everything I have read seems to indicate that both Stuart
> 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
> 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
> the Almighty God. --Anonymous
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Teej" <teej@...>
> To: <TalkAntietam@yahoogroups.com>
> Sent: Friday, August 08, 2008 9:58 AM
> Subject: Re: [TalkAntietam] re Headquarters questions, etc.
> > Gerry Mayers wrote:
> > <Snip>
> > 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.
> > Regards,
> > Teej
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