5876Re: September 17th questions
- Oct 12, 2009Gerry,
Here is a link to Carman's materials online which should help:
Good luck on your research and analysis.
--- In TalkAntietam@yahoogroups.com, "G E Mayers" <gerry1952@...> wrote:
> A few September 17th questions.....
> 1. Harsh, in TATF, mentions that on the very early morning of
> September 17th, McLaws finds Longstreet and some of his staff
> riding into Sharpsburg "from the west". Any one know where
> Longstreet slept the night of September 16th to 17th? Also, was
> "Peter" Longstreet on an inspection tour of is lines in the early
> morning of September 17th, which might account for his being to
> the west of the village when McLaws meets him?
> 2. IIRC, Rodes and his brigade was advancing north towards the
> East Woods from his bivouac east of the Piper farm buildings when
> he met the survivors of Colquitt, Garland vice McRae and falls
> back to the Sunken Road to take position. Does his action in
> falling back to the Sunken Road happen before or at roughly the
> same time as G B Anderson and his brigade march up into position
> from the Roulette Lane eastwards?
> 3. IIRC that skirmishers from each brigade were sent forward to
> the general area of the Roulette farm to warn against any Federal
> advances? Does Carman say which regiments furnished the
> skirmishers to cover Rodes and Anderson in their respective areas
> of reasonability?
> Thank you all for your prompt assistance. I have finally reached
> the chapter of my book manuscript dealing with September 17th and
> need some additional help.
> Yr. Obt. Svt.
> G E "Gerry" Mayers
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