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  • G E Mayers
    Oct 12, 2009
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      Does it answer the question of where Longstreet was to the west
      of Sharpsburg when he meets McLaws and also where he slept the
      night of the 16th?

      Yr. Obt. Svt.
      G E "Gerry" Mayers

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      Subject: [TalkAntietam] Re: September 17th questions




      Gerry,

      Here is a link to Carman's materials online which should help:

      http://kperlotto3.home.comcast.net/~kperlotto3/carman/EzraCarman.pdf

      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
      >
      > 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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