5477Re: Another mystery to solve
- Feb 16, 2009Tom,
Perhaps folks who have access to the sources could let us know?
It seems then that a section of Hart's Battery at least initially
went with the JD Legion into Pleasant Valley--maybe the other 4 guns
joined Martin later? Looks like someone has to go thru letters from
Hart's Battery members.
If the JD Legion had about 170 effectives, maybe a few pickets could
have been far afield from their "HQ" at Solomon's Gap? If I am
measuring correctly and properly locating Solomon's Gap, the straight
line distance to the mouth of Antietam Creek is 4 miles. Is Solomon's
Gap between BM 1519 and BM 1476 on Elk Ridge on the USGS Keedysville
--- In TalkAntietam@yahoogroups.com, "Thomas Clemens" <clemenst@...>
>easy to check, durn it. And worse, (for me) how did Carman know
> That's my thought, but thanks for the footnote refernces. Nothing
this? I'll check my files, but I don't think any of these guys
wrote to the Battlefield Board, so how does he know? Double durn!
> So maybe we're talking about a piece of the JD Legion and some ofHart's guns, although that is not what Carman said. It does seem to
make sense though. Of course picketing from Solomon's Gap to the
Potomac with "some" of a very small regiment is quite a feat, that is
two miles or more. Pretty thin, don't you think?
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