5196Re: [TalkAntietam] Fw: Question regarding McElfresh Antietam maps
- Nov 30, 2008I just took a look at the Jed Hotchkiss map and the Heth/Sterns map
made for the Antietam battlefield Board and neither have anything at
On Tuesday, December 30, 2008, at 12:35 AM, G E Mayers wrote:
> 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
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> 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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