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5810Re: [TalkAntietam] Re: Special Order 191 Question

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  • G E Mayers
    Aug 30, 2009
      Dear Larry,

      Thank you for pointing out some information which I more or less
      knew... however, let us presume that the "official" copy was
      received and disposed of in some way? Also, why is it that
      nothing is really said within ANVa circles about the loss of
      SO191? In almost any army, the loss of such a highly sensitive
      document would be grounds for army wide investigation,
      identification of the culprit or culprits involved, and
      subsequent cashiering of said individuals... if they were not
      sentenced to be shot for treason.........

      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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      To: <TalkAntietam@yahoogroups.com>
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      Subject: [TalkAntietam] Re: Special Order 191 Question


      Gerry,

      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.

      Larry

      --- 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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