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5198Re: [TalkAntietam] Fw: Question regarding McElfresh Antietam maps

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  • G E Mayers
    Dec 30, 2008
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      Stephen,

      If that is indeed true, where did McElfresh get the information
      there was a small farmstead right where the combined Piper Farm
      Lane/Sunken Road joins the Boonsborough Turnpike?

      Yr. Obt. Svt.
      G E "Gerry" Mayers

      To Be A Virginian, either by birth, marriage, adoption, or even
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      Union, a passport to any foreign country, and a benediction from
      the Almighty God. --Anonymous
      ----- Original Message -----
      From: "Stephen Recker" <recker@...>
      To: <TalkAntietam@yahoogroups.com>
      Sent: Sunday, November 30, 2008 8:37 AM
      Subject: Re: [TalkAntietam] Fw: Question regarding McElfresh
      Antietam maps


      >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
      >> 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
      >>
      >>
      >>> 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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