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5948Re: [TalkAntietam] Log cabin in the Sunken Road

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  • G E Mayers
    Nov 2, 2009
      Tom, interesting stuff. As to the hardtack, it depends on how
      made etc.....

      From all the years I have been making it, I have found it is as
      much an art as science.

      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
      ----- Original Message -----
      From: "Thomas Clemens" <clemenst@...>
      To: <TalkAntietam@yahoogroups.com>
      Sent: Monday, November 02, 2009 10:00 AM
      Subject: Re: [TalkAntietam] Log cabin in the Sunken Road


      >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
      >
      > 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
      > ----- 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
      > sharing?
      >
      > Stephen
      >
      > 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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