5543re Rodes brigade at Sunken Road
- Mar 1, 2009Gang,
I have been re reading David Eicher's one volume military history
of the Civil War, titled "The Longest Night", recently. In his
section on Sharpsburg and the fight at the Sunken Road, he says
Rodes's brigade launched a counter attack that ultimately reached
the area of the Roulette and Clip Farms before being forced back.
Is this so? I have always been under the apprehension that some
elements of George B Anderson's NC brigade, along with some
elements of Wright's Georgia brigade (which extended the
Confederate line in the lane to the right of Anderson), made a
counter attack on the left flank of French just before
Richardson brought the Irish Brigade forward.
Your comments and discussion appreciated.
Yr. Obt. Svt.
G E "Gerry" Mayers
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