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4926Re: [TalkAntietam] Re: re Headquarters questions, etc.

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  • G E Mayers
    Aug 8, 2008
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      Dear Larry,

      I surmise you do not have the book in question. IIRC Harsh
      documents Stuart's presence on Jackson's left flank very well.

      Tom Clemens, can you help here?

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

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      ----- Original Message -----
      From: "eighth_conn_inf" <eighth_conn_inf@...>
      To: <TalkAntietam@yahoogroups.com>
      Sent: Friday, August 08, 2008 12:39 PM
      Subject: [TalkAntietam] Re: re Headquarters questions, etc.


      Gerry,
      Thanks, but mentioning it and documenting it can be two different
      things.

      --- In TalkAntietam@yahoogroups.com, "G E Mayers" <gerry1952@...>
      wrote:
      >
      > Dear 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
      > bend.
      >
      > 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
      >
      > 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: "eighth_conn_inf" <eighth_conn_inf@...>
      > To: <TalkAntietam@yahoogroups.com>
      > Sent: Friday, August 08, 2008 12:03 PM
      > Subject: [TalkAntietam] Re: re Headquarters questions, etc.
      >
      >
      > Tom,
      >
      > 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."
      >
      > Larry
      >
      > --- In TalkAntietam@yahoogroups.com, "Thomas Clemens"
      > <clemenst@>
      > wrote:
      > >
      > > Gerry,
      > > There is no "official" source for it, legend has it that
      > > Jackson
      > used the Mary Locher cabin on the edge of West Woods. This is
      > labeled on many maps as the Alfred Poffenberger farm. I am
      > unaware
      > 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.
      > > No
      > doubt Hill was at the Piper farm, butt he sources for L being
      > there
      > are "thin."
      > >
      > >
      > > Thomas G. Clemens D.A.
      > > Professor of History
      > > Hagerstown Community College
      > >
      > >
      > > >>> "G E Mayers" <gerry1952@> 08/08/08 10:09 AM >>>
      > > Teej;
      > >
      > > 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
      > >
      > > 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: "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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