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5011RE: [TalkAntietam] Re: Lee and McClellan

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  • Harry Smeltzer
    Sep 18, 2008
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      Which newspapers, Will. August 30, you say?

      Harry



      -----Original Message-----
      From: TalkAntietam@yahoogroups.com [mailto:TalkAntietam@yahoogroups.com] On
      Behalf Of William H Keene
      Sent: Thursday, September 18, 2008 8:33 AM
      To: TalkAntietam@yahoogroups.com
      Subject: [TalkAntietam] Re: Lee and McClellan



      --- In TalkAntietam@ <mailto:TalkAntietam%40yahoogroups.com>
      yahoogroups.com, "Harry Smeltzer" <hjs21@...> wrote:
      > ...
      > Can anyone show that Lee did know, even by the 9th of September, that
      > McClellan was in command of the Union army then in the field in
      Maryland?

      It was very well reported in newspapers from August 30 on that McCellan
      was in command of the US forces in and around Washington. I cant show
      that Lee read those newspapers, but it doesnt seem far fetched to think
      he did.





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