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5947Re: [TalkAntietam] Log cabin in the Sunken Road

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  • Thomas Clemens
    Nov 2, 2009
      I am not able to access my sources right now, but yes, I think we are talking about two cabins, one disappearing much earlier than the other. Also, IIRC, Henry Piper only owned one slave, which was a man, I think.
      On another topic, I read a letter last night from a soldier in the 12th Corps who said hat on the march from DC they encountered some 9th Corps soldiers he described as starving. He said they offered 50 cents for a hard tack cracker! Wow, I always had to have some point a gun at me to make me eat those things. :-)

      Dr. Thomas G. Clemens
      Professor of History
      Hagerstown Community College

      >>> "G E Mayers" <gerry1952@...> 11/2/2009 7:11 AM >>>

      Stephen and Tom,

      Are you not talking about two separate cabins?

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

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      the Almighty God. --Anonymous
      ----- Original Message -----
      From: "Stephen Recker" <recker@...>
      To: <TalkAntietam@yahoogroups.com>
      Sent: Monday, November 02, 2009 6:08 AM
      Subject: Re: [TalkAntietam] Log cabin in the Sunken Road

      This is great stuff. Thanks!

      Was it one building with the Summers and the Lowman family


      On Sunday, November 1, 2009, at 10:03 PM, RoteBaron wrote:

      > Stephen,
      > 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
      > ----- Original Message -----
      > 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.
      > Stephen
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