5647Re: [TalkAntietam] Re: 14th Brooklyn-84th NY Infantry v. Rebel Cavalry
- Mar 30, 2009And Phelps wrote a complete AAR which does not mention it. Nor does he mention it in his letters to his wife, his diary of his scrapbook. Nor does Carman mention it, and that is significant. I doubt it happened, and think Waud made it up. Will let you know if reading other letters provide contrary information.
Thomas G. Clemens D.A.
Professor of History
Hagerstown Community College
>>> "eighth_conn_inf" <eighth_conn_inf@...> 03/30/09 1:11 PM >>>I didn't see that the CC maps showed this and I haven't found any source showing that this regiment was engaged with cavalry on the 17th and I don't think it happened on the 16th either.
I thought the regimental history might say something if in fact there was a fight with 300 Rebel troopers at Antietam. After thinking about all the engagements of Union troops against Rebel troopers during the Maryland Campaign, none come to mind where one Union infantry regiment fought with 300 mounted Conf troopers in the woods as the sketch shows. I'm beginning to think that Waud made it up as a composite or an exageration of what he saw.
Gerry--I did find the 84th NY in Fox where its 100 men (27 casualties)fought under Maj. DeBevoise but no info about the cav skirmish. It was in Phelps brigade.
--- In TalkAntietam@yahoogroups.com, "Harry Smeltzer" <hjs21@...> wrote:
> The 14th was part of the Iron Brigade (the ORIGINAL Iron Brigade, that is),
> and would have been on the north end of the field. Is it possible Stuart
> ran into them during the aborted turning movement late on the 17th?
> -----Original Message-----
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> Subject: [TalkAntietam] Re: 14th Brooklyn-84th NY Infantry v. Rebel Cavalry
> I don't see the regiment listed there.
> --- In TalkAntietam@ <mailto:TalkAntietam%40yahoogroups.com>
> yahoogroups.com, "G E Mayers" <gerry1952@> wrote:
> > Would Fox's book on the top fighting Union regiments be of help?
> > 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
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> > the Almighty God. --Anonymous
> > ----- Original Message -----
> > From: "eighth_conn_inf" <eighth_conn_inf@>
> > To: <TalkAntietam@ <mailto:TalkAntietam%40yahoogroups.com>
> > Sent: Monday, March 30, 2009 9:47 AM
> > Subject: [TalkAntietam] 14th Brooklyn-84th NY Infantry v. Rebel
> > Cavalry
> > Alfred Waud did a sketch which purportedly shows a skirmish
> > between the 14th Brooklyn and "300 Rebel Cavalry" on September
> > 17, 1862.
> > I find nothing in Harsh, Carman, Priest, etc., about this. I
> > don't have the regimental history, "History of the Fighting
> > Fourteenth" published in 1911 or its Stan Clark reprint in 1996
> > to confirm if this skirmish occurred and if so, the details.
> > Maybe Waud created this himself using artistic license?
> > Does anyone have this regimental history or know about this
> > skirmish?
> > Thank you,
> > Larry
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