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5196Re: [TalkAntietam] Fw: Question regarding McElfresh Antietam maps

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  • Stephen Recker
    Nov 30, 2008
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      I 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
      that corner.

      Stephen





      On Tuesday, December 30, 2008, at 12:35 AM, G E Mayers wrote:

      > Gang,
      >
      > 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
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      > 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
      >
      >
      >> Gang,
      >>
      >> 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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