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5809Re: Special Order 191 Question

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  • eighth_conn_inf
    Aug 30, 2009
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      1. No evidence of that.

      2. No one has said that a receiptt was ever received.

      3. Hill never said anything like that.

      4. Per Sears, The Lost Order, the envelope in which it was found, and Gen. Williams note are in the McClellan Papers in the LOC. N&S, vol. 5, no. 7., p. 64.


      --- In TalkAntietam@yahoogroups.com, "G E Mayers" <gerry1952@...> wrote:
      > Dear All,
      > Yesterday evening, while sitting under a tent fly at a small CW
      > event, along with two friends, one whom portrays Gen. J
      > Longstreet and the other who portrays Maj Gen LaFayette M'Laws, a
      > discussion was held about Special Order 191. Topics of the
      > discussion pertained to the copy which D H Hill receives from Gen
      > Jackson and whether or not the "official" copy transmitted from
      > Army HQ (Lee's HQ) ever reached General Hill.
      > I do know Joe Harsh spends some time discussing this in TATF,
      > however, therein lies a mystery here, of several possible facets
      > (as at least per the discussion):
      > 1. Did General Hill actually receive the "official" copy and was
      > it properly receipted for to be transmitted back to Army HQ?
      > 2. If a receipt was recd. at Lee's HQ of transmittal of the order
      > to General Hill, where would such receipt have been filed?
      > 3. Is it possible that, since Hill already had a copy sent him by
      > his brother in law, T J Jackson, when the "official" copy
      > arrives, the comment is basically, "Oh, we already have a copy"
      > & the "official" copy is receipted for and then destroyed by Hill
      > or one of his staff?
      > 4. As per the copy of SO191 found, rather conveniently it might
      > appear, wrapped around three cigars by Sgt Bloss of the 27th
      > Indiana and then sent up the chain of command to where it reaches
      > McClellan, and Mac says basically, "Here I have all the plans of
      > the Rebels and if I can not whip Bobby Lee, I might as well go
      > home"... does anyone know what happens to the copy which Mac
      > receives?
      > Thank y'all for your enlightenment.
      > 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
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