5728Re: [TalkAntietam] Re: CC Map Question
- May 24, 2009Somewhere in the papers from Carman I found a listing of the changes.
Will see if I can find it for you. We have 8 x10 color negatives of the
1908 maps. Maybe I should look into printing them poster-size?
Thomas G. Clemens D.A.
Professor of History
Hagerstown Community College
>>> T.R.Livesey <tlivesey@...> 05/24/09 3:08 PM >>>Larry,
I have never had access to a 1908 version to compare. My guess is that
differences between the 2 are minor. A hint of possible changes can be
from 1906 correspondence from Carman reprinted in the commemorative
volume of the
Pennsylvania Reserves (pp 95-8). There is a dispute between the Antietam
Battlefield Commission of Pennsylvania and Carman about the proposed
the monuments for the 8th, 7th, 4th, and 3rd PR: they want the order to
7th 4th and 3rd, whereas Carman's map shows 8th 3rd 4th 7th. After
case, Carman laments : ”It is unfortunate that this matter was not
earlier. My atlas has been published two years, and a copy sent to each
regimental organization with the request that any apparent errors might
reported, but not a criticism has been made of any position of the First
and but one or two trifling ones in other corps.” I don't know if the
edition was altered to reflect the commission's version. The monuments
placed as per Carman's recommendation. Whatever the case, as late as
was unaware of 'non-trifling' discrepancies of the 1904 version.
BTW, the fold-out map that accompanies the PR volume is a real gem: a
depiction of the battlefield at the turn of the century (before the
bypasses were built) in color and wonderful topographical detail (20 ft
contour lines). One of the nicest maps out there.
On Sun 05/24/09 12:51 PM , "eighth_conn_inf" eighth_conn_inf@...
> I looked at some of your flybys and they are interesting; thanks for
> sharing them. I will be instructive to see what Stephen comes up with
> Virtual Antietam.listing the
> I've never heard that anyone owns the 1908 CC version let alone
> differences between the two. Maybe Tom Clemens who is writing aboutCarman
> may have that version copied or at least talk about the differences. I1908
> recall someone--Jake Pierro--mentioned that the LOC has both 1904 and
> versions but only has the 1904 on its website.and
> Someday someone may have a good printing done of the the 1908 version
> maybe even some done of some of the original prints of the OR maps butmy
> guess is neither is likely to happen unless CWPT or some wealthy CWfan
> ponies up the required funds since neither will be best sellers.
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