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5931Re: [TalkAntietam] re R H Anderson Division early morning to mornig of Sept 17

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  • G E Mayers
    Oct 29, 2009
      Dear Dean,

      The book is historical fiction but am trying to get all the
      little nuances _accurate_ as possible and it covers the entire
      1862 MD Campaign from perspectives of two pards in the 4th NC and
      also a young officer who finds himself on Longstreet's staff

      I think I will go with the time frame you mention as to when they
      advance. Would it be plausible to show the division somewhere
      near the Shepherdstown Road between Shepherdstown and Sharpsburg
      by 0700 (at the latest)?

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

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      the Almighty God. --Anonymous
      ----- Original Message -----
      From: "Dean Essig" <d.essig@...>
      To: <TalkAntietam@yahoogroups.com>
      Sent: Thursday, October 29, 2009 2:24 PM
      Subject: Re: [TalkAntietam] re R H Anderson Division early
      morning to mornig of Sept 17

      > On Oct 29, 2009, at 1:18 PM, G E Mayers wrote:
      >> IIRC Anderson does not get the order to move to Sunken Road
      >> and
      >> actually start doing so until around 1000... which might give
      >> him
      >> plenty of time.
      > Gerry,
      > Looking forward to the book.
      > My 0900 time is from the Carmen-Cope map (only)... there it not
      > only
      > shows the division straddling Michael, but has an arrow,
      > indication
      > movement, taking it further forward (toward the Sunken Road).
      > Sadly the next map is 1030, showing the division fully engaged
      > at the
      > Sunken Road. So, the movement into that action occurs some time
      > between 0900 and 1030... with a very short (relatively)
      > distance to
      > travel.
      > Pinning that down better will be quite tough. 1000 is not a bad
      > estimate.
      > Good luck!
      > Dean
      > [Non-text portions of this message have been removed]
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