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5876Re: September 17th questions

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  • eighth_conn_inf
    Oct 12, 2009

      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:
      > Gang,
      > 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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