5140Re: [TalkAntietam] Sept 18 Truce
- Oct 6, 2008Dear Tom,
Then how did that famous incident behind the Dunkerd Church
Yr. Obt. Svt.
G E "Gerry" Mayers
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From: "Thomas Clemens" <clemenst@...>
Sent: Monday, October 06, 2008 11:25 PM
Subject: Re: [TalkAntietam] Sept 18 Truce
No offical truces. To ask for one would be seen as an admission
of being beaten. Lee didn't want to do that. Same thing
ahppened with Grant after the debacle at Cold Harbor.
Thomas G. Clemens D.A.
Professor of History
Hagerstown Community College
>>> Dave <gewehr@...> 10/06/08 5:08 PM >>>
Thanks for all the responses to my questions about tactical
I will get Carman and just keep studying the maps.
Thanks also to Brian for the Shepherdstown ford pictures and
On the topic of O. Norton, I was reading one of his letters home
he said the truce of the 18th allowed the ANV time to pack up and
prepare to escape. I also read this charge in another letter
(soldierstudies.org). Harsh states that there was no official
Hancock writes in the OR that there was an unofficial truce made
the pickets that allowed some retrieval (presumably on both
that Hancock had himself rejected a truce flag, and had even
and captured some ANV under a truce flag.
Why would a truce be rejected? Were there any official truces at
any parts of the field?
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