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5560Re: [TalkAntietam] re Rodes brigade at Sunken Road

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  • G E Mayers
    Mar 3, 2009
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      Dean,

      Again, this is great information! So Longstreet's ordering of
      Rodes to advance his brigade is an attempt to turn the right
      flank of French's division?

      Also, does "Unfurl those Colors" give any indication of when
      Gordon was wounded for the final time? When you read Gordon's
      memoir, he does not seem to indicate about how long after the
      fighting began in the sunken road his wounds occurred.
      Interestingly enough, though, he does state that Tew received his
      mortal wounding fairly early on...which would seem to
      indicate....if true... that G B Anderson also receives his mortal
      wound in the ankle very early in the action...perhaps right after
      returning from going to D H Hill to ask for reinforcements,
      spurring the latter office to go to Lee and Longstreet and
      thereby sparking the famous horse incident?

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

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      From: "Dean Essig" <d.essig@...>
      To: <TalkAntietam@yahoogroups.com>
      Sent: Monday, March 02, 2009 2:23 PM
      Subject: Re: [TalkAntietam] re Rodes brigade at Sunken Road


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