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  • T.R.Livesey
    May 24, 2009
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      I'd be interested in the list of changes.

      T.R. Livesey

      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
      > >>>Larry,
      > I have never had access to a 1908 version to compare. My guess is that
      > the
      > differences between the 2 are minor. A hint of possible changes can be
      > extracted
      > 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
      > notdiscussed
      > earlier. My atlas has been published two years, and a copy sent to each
      > regimental organization with the request that any apparent errors might
      > be
      > reported, but not a criticism has been made of any position of the
      > FirstCorps,
      > and but one or two trifling ones in other corps.” I don't know if
      > the1908
      > edition was altered to reflect the commission's version. The monuments
      > were
      > 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
      > beautiful
      > depiction of the battlefield at the turn of the century (before the
      > various
      > bypasses were built) in color and wonderful topographical detail (20 ft
      > interval
      > contour lines). One of the nicest maps out there.
      > T.R. Livesey
      > tlivesey@...

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