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4948Re: [TalkAntietam] question re South Mountain and Carman

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  • G E Mayers
    Aug 13, 2008
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      Tom did explain that only Antietam was mapped and since he was
      not aware of any such maps for South Mountain, that pretty much
      ended that.

      However, your post did give some of the background information
      ("the rest of the story" as Paul Harvey likes to say!). Wow!

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

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      ----- Original Message -----
      From: "Stephen Recker" <recker@...>
      To: <TalkAntietam@yahoogroups.com>
      Sent: Wednesday, August 13, 2008 7:00 AM
      Subject: Re: [TalkAntietam] question re South Mountain and Carman

      > Gerry,
      > If Tom hasn't seen maps of those areas, then I would consider
      > that the
      > last word.
      > On page 228 of Susan Trail's dissertation, "Remembering
      > Antietam",
      > Trail asserts that in 1897, George W. Davis, head of Antietam
      > Battlefield Board, asked Cope, who at the time was mapping
      > Antietam, to
      > "significantly expand the scope of his work by preparing a
      > theater of
      > operations map as well. This prompted an angry response from
      > Nicholson," (John P. Nicholson, Davis' counterpart on the
      > Gettysburg
      > Commission and Cope's boss.) ...apparently putting the end to
      > that.
      > Stephen Recker
      > On Friday, August 8, 2008, at 02:10 PM, G E Mayers wrote:
      >> As far as you might be aware, did Carman and Cope ever produce
      >> a
      >> series of maps detailing the South Mountain fights (Turner's
      >> Gap,
      >> Fox's Gap, Crampton's Gap) much like they did for
      >> Sharpsburg/Antietam?
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