4970Re: [TalkAntietam] Crossing the river at Shepherdstown
- Aug 25, 2008Thomas,
I think that it will be fun. The dam is still there but it is under water.
We have found a ton of items there over the years. I almost strictly metal
detected Shepherdstown for 10 years straight. We found the retreat route of
the 118th and there were about three main ways they crosssed the river. One
soldier lost his breastplate along the bank. I researched who it was by the
initials carved into it but forget who it was. There is so much to tell
about the battle that isn't in the history books. I am sure all who are
involved will have a blast. See you there.
On 8/25/08, Thomas Clemens <clemenst@...> wrote:
> We'd love to have you go along with us. We'll be doing thefording on Sept
> 20. I think I said the "route of Barnes' brigade" and "where the 118th
> fought", not "the route of the 118th up the bluff", but will yied to your
> expertise of the field, I do not pretend to be an expert on that fight.
> Thomas G. Clemens D.A.
> Professor of History
> Hagerstown Community College
> >>> "workman_ian" <cwdigger@... <cwdigger%40gmail.com>> 08/25/08
> 8:37 PM >>>
> Hello Everyone, Stephen and a few others pointed me in the direction of
> this forum. I have been studying the battle of Shepherdstown for over a
> decade through artifacts and historic texts. I plan on joining the
> crossing and showing you guys some little things about the battle that
> aren't in the books.
> Ian Workman
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