5729Re: [TalkAntietam] Re: CC Map Question
- May 24, 2009Tom,
I'd be interested in the list of changes.
On Sun 05/24/09 5:11 PM , "Thomas Clemens" clemenst@... sent:
> Somewhere 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
> the1908 maps. Maybe I should look into printing them poster-size?
> Thomas G. Clemens D.A.
> Professor of History
> Hagerstown Community College
> >>> T.R.Livesey 05/24/09 3:08 PM
> 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
> AntietamBattlefield Commission of Pennsylvania and Carman about the proposed
> placement of
> the monuments for the 8th, 7th, 4th, and 3rd PR: they want the order to
> be 8th
> 7th 4th and 3rd, whereas Carman's map shows 8th 3rd 4th 7th. After
> making his
> case, Carman laments : ”It is unfortunate that this matter was
> 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
> and but one or two trifling ones in other corps.” I don't know if
> edition was altered to reflect the commission's version. The monuments
> placed as per Carman's recommendation. Whatever the case, as late as
> 1906, Carman
> 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.
> T.R. Livesey
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