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5942Re: [TalkAntietam] Log cabin in the Sunken Road

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  • RoteBaron
    Nov 1 7:03 PM
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      Here is a posting that I saved from Ranger Brian Baracz on Aug 28, 2006 regarding Lowman cabin....

      A recent question to the group asked about a structure in the background of a photo posted on the NPS Antietam site. Albert Kern visited the battlefield numerous times and took many great pictures during the early 1900's. One of his images of the Sunken Road shows a man standing in the road and in the background is a house on the crest of a hill right on the Sunken Road. The house in question is that of Henry Lowman. Lowman bought the land from the Mumma Family in 1873 and built the home that is in the picture. It was removed by the park in the late 1970's or early 80's because it was not there during the battle.

      It has been discovered that the Mumma Family owned quite a bit of land,even tracts that are west of Maryland Route 65. The Mummas did own the land on which the 130 PA monument sits today, which is also where the Lowman Cabin once stood. The park has no doubt that the building in this picture is that of the Lowman Cabin.

      Tom Shay

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      From: Stephen Recker
      To: TalkAntietam@yahoogroups.com
      Sent: Sunday, November 01, 2009 11:13 AM
      Subject: [TalkAntietam] Log cabin in the Sunken Road

      Anyone know when that log cabin went up? The one just behind the 130th
      PA monument. Thanks.


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