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5778RE: [TalkAntietam] re Murfin and description of Sunken Road fight

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  • bdowney@aotw.org
    Jul 19, 2009
      One more perspective on this:

      "Col. Coppen [sic] was killed almost immediately after getting fire, in
      the cornfield below the stone barn near bloody lane! Capt. Richard A.
      Waller then assumed command [of 8th Florida Inf] as senior Capt. and was
      also killed with the colors of the regiment draped over his shoulders,
      almost immediately afterward, the flagstaff having been shot in two, &
      the color bearer and color guard beig [sic] all either killed or
      wounded"...
      - postwar letter of former Capt (later Colonel) David Lang, 8th
      Florida, to E. A. Carman, Antietam Battlefield Commission. Transcribed
      by Mr. Studnicki at Civil War Florida
      (http://www.civilwarflorida.com/site/sources/letters/show_letter.php?letterREF=2).


      > -------- Original Message --------
      > Subject: Re: [TalkAntietam] re Murfin and description of Sunken Road
      > fight
      > From: "G E Mayers" <gerry1952@...>
      > Date: Sun, July 19, 2009 8:08 pm
      > To: <TalkAntietam@yahoogroups.com>
      >
      >
      > Thanks!
      >
      > 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
      > Union, a passport to any foreign country, and a benediction from
      > the Almighty God. --Anonymous
      > ----- Original Message -----
      > From: "Michael Peters" <colliszouave@...>
      > To: <TalkAntietam@yahoogroups.com>
      > Sent: Saturday, July 18, 2009 12:20 AM
      > Subject: Re: [TalkAntietam] re Murfin and description of Sunken
      > Road fight
      >
      >
      > Gerry,
      >
      > Believe that Coppens was killed along the Hagerstown Pike.
      >
      > Mike Peters
      >
      > --- On Tue, 6/23/09, G E Mayers <gerry1952@...> wrote:
      >
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      > From: G E Mayers <gerry1952@...>
      > Subject: Re: [TalkAntietam] re Murfin and description of Sunken
      > Road fight
      > To: TalkAntietam@yahoogroups.com
      > Date: Tuesday, June 23, 2009, 9:55 AM
      >
      >
      > Dear Michael,
      >
      > Thank you for that post; it was very helpful.
      >
      > Was not Coppens mortally wounded or killed at the Sunken Road?
      >
      > Yr. Obt. Svt.
      > G E "Gerry" Mayers
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