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5973Re: [TalkAntietam] 9th NY & 8th CT

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  • Matt Reardon
    Nov 22, 2009
      Thanks everyone.
      I have tried to contact the NPS, never got a response back.  I also went to Post #5938, linked there was a book about the US Signal Corps.
      My next question probably won't have an answer.  Why does the NPS continue to tell people that the 9th NY advanced the farthest at that point when we all know they didn't?  And why do they get their monument on the park guide map? 
      Why is one units monument better than any of the others?
      Just a little side note.  My interest in these monuments stems from my relation with the 8th Connecticut.  It was my g-g-g grandfathers first battle.  He served in Co. G.
      Thanks again,

      --- On Sun, 11/22/09, G E Mayers <gerry1952@...> wrote:

      From: G E Mayers <gerry1952@...>
      Subject: Re: [TalkAntietam] 9th NY & 8th CT
      To: TalkAntietam@yahoogroups.com
      Date: Sunday, November 22, 2009, 8:28 AM



      You might want to contact Antietam NBP for that one. Or go to
      www.nps.gov/ anti and see if you can find out anything that way.

      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: "Matt Reardon" <mreardon1862@ yahoo.com>
      To: <TalkAntietam@ yahoogroups. com>
      Sent: Saturday, November 21, 2009 11:00 PM
      Subject: [TalkAntietam] 9th NY & 8th CT

      Hi all,

      I've been doing a lot of research into the IX Corps attack late
      in the day. After visiting Antietam a few months ago, I saw that
      the 8th CT and 9th NY monuments are very close to each other.
      Each claiming that this was the point to which they advanced to.
      Now I know that the 8th CT and 9th NY never fought this close
      together. The 8th CT advanced towards the Harper's Ferry Rd and
      the 9th NY wheeled towards Sharpsburg. Is there any reason why
      these two monuments are where they are?

      Thanks for any help,


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