5926Re: [TalkAntietam] re R H Anderson Division early morning to mornig of Sept 17
- Oct 29, 2009On Oct 28, 2009, at 2:37 PM, G E Mayers wrote:
> Good points etc. But how can we really be sure?You can't, you can only look at the available evidence.
> Anderson was notMcLaws didn't imply that Anderson was under his command, that I can
> really part of M'Laws once he reaches Sharpsburg, regardless of
> what M'Laws says in his OR report.
see... he was just carrying an order from Longstreet to the guy in
charge of the division coming up behind his own.
> Since other maps I have seenThis is correct and based on the Carmen-Cope maps, he arrived there
> indicate (and I think the map you mentioned earlier for the
> slightly later time frame) Anderson somewhere near the Michael
> farm, that is slightly to the north of the village.
between 0830 and 0900 (the time of the next earlier map...where the
division is not shown at all... and the next one where the division
is moving through the Michael farm on its way forward to the Sunken
> The problemSure, and all accounts I've been able to find state that Longstreet's
> with Cemetery Hill (what we know now as that was actually the
> hill...with a cornfield...right by the Lutheran cemetery) is that
> it lies to the _east_ of the village.
order was for Anderson to move to the hill "beyond" the town (which
works just fine for Cem Hill). McLaws himself, Carmen and Harsh (pg
367) all agree on this... and all use McLaws' OR report as the source.
I have not been able to find an account where the order specified
"north" of the town, please tell me where you saw it.
You might find Sounding the Shallows, Chapter 9 part I, pg 198-199 of
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