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  • G E Mayers
    Aug 8, 2008
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      Well, Stuart was in command of his cavalry forces as well as the
      horse artillery on Nicodemus Heights. He and Jackson worked very
      closely together to keep the flank area between Jackson and the
      Potomac secure. IIRC.

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

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      ----- Original Message -----
      From: "Harry Smeltzer" <hjs21@...>
      To: <TalkAntietam@yahoogroups.com>
      Sent: Friday, August 08, 2008 12:59 PM
      Subject: RE: [TalkAntietam] Re: re Headquarters questions, etc.


      >I think Larry is questioning Stuart being "in command" on the
      >left, not his
      > presence there.
      >
      > Harry
      >
      >
      >
      > -----Original Message-----
      > From: TalkAntietam@yahoogroups.com
      > [mailto:TalkAntietam@yahoogroups.com] On
      > Behalf Of G E Mayers
      > Sent: Friday, August 08, 2008 12:40 PM
      > To: TalkAntietam@yahoogroups.com
      > Subject: Re: [TalkAntietam] Re: re Headquarters questions, etc.
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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
      >
      > 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_
      > <mailto:eighth_conn_inf%40yahoo.com>
      > inf@...>
      > To: <TalkAntietam@ <mailto:TalkAntietam%40yahoogroups.com>
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      > 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@ <mailto:TalkAntietam%40yahoogroups.com>
      > 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
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      >> From: "eighth_conn_inf" <eighth_conn_inf@...>
      >> To: <TalkAntietam@ <mailto:TalkAntietam%40yahoogroups.com>
      > 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@ <mailto:TalkAntietam%40yahoogroups.com>
      > 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@ <mailto:TalkAntietam%40yahoogroups.com>
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      >> > 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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