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  • G E Mayers
    Mar 4, 2009
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      Bill,

      If I might add... IIRC some of the road names today ... if they
      substantially follow the original road beds... may have different
      names than back then. Also, is today's Reno Monument Road same as
      the original Old Sharpsburg Road that goes up to and over Fox's
      Gap?

      Also, did today's Dahlgren Road have a different name, if it
      existed, back in the 1860s?

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

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      From: "Bill and Glenna Jo Christen" <gwjchris@...>
      To: <talkantietam@yahoogroups.com>
      Sent: Wednesday, March 04, 2009 10:05 PM
      Subject: [TalkAntietam] Re: While we're talking about gaps and
      roads...


      > Tom,
      >
      > I just consulted my copy of the two original South Mountain
      > maps that became the single plate for South Mountain reference
      > in the OR Atlas (I had them made at the National Archives in
      > the Eighties).
      >
      > Yes, the a road to the Mt. Tabor Church comes in to the
      > National Pike at Bolivar. However, it is the Old Sharpsburg
      > Road that leaves the National Pike at Catoctin Creek.
      >
      > There is a road from Frostown to the Mountain House (enters
      > just below as Carman states). There is a road that goes
      > north-northeast from Frostown that turns abruptly northwest and
      > then again to the southwest. It goes to Zittlesville. From
      > Frostown there is also a road that goes to the Mt.Tabor Church.
      > At Mt. Tabor church this road (not the one to Bolivar)
      > continues to the south east and eventually a branch to this
      > road connects to the National Pike--also at Catoctin Creek by
      > the Koogle farm. (east of the bridge). Perhaps this is where
      > you made the connection to Catoctin Creek.
      >
      > I am not sure which combination of these roads (north of the
      > National Pike) actually made up the Old Hagerstown Road in
      > 1862. The Old Sharpsburg Road met the Bolivar Road at Menzer's
      > saw mill and went up to Fox's Gap.
      >
      > Bill Christen
      >
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