5194Fw: Question regarding McElfresh Antietam maps
- Dec 29, 2008Gang,
Since I have not yet seen an answer to this question posted the
other day, am forwarding it in hopes perhaps someone has not yet
seen it. Any input here would be helpful, thanks!
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: "G E Mayers" <gerry1952@...>
To: "Talk Antietam" <TalkAntietam@yahoogroups.com>
Sent: Friday, November 28, 2008 5:55 PM
Subject: Question regarding McElfresh Antietam maps
> How accurate is the McElfresh watercolor map of Antietam?
> According to the portion of the map showing the entire Sunken
> Road/Pipe Farm Road, there is a triangular little farm titled
> Keplinger where the combined Sunken Road/Piper Farm Road meets
> the Boonsborough Turnpike.
> Yet, I have not noticed anything in my visits to that general
> area which might indicate the presence in 1862 of a farmstead
> there. Such a presence would throw off placement of Anderson's
> NC Brigade on 15 September. Harsh does not mention the
> Keplinger farmstead in TATF at all. All he says is that about
> half way up the moderately steep grade to the top of the
> plateau where Sharpsburg lies from the Antietam(Middle) Bridge
> is where D H Hill's division was turned and placed into two
> battle lines fronting Antietam Creek.
> Any comments???
> 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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