6014Re: [TalkAntietam] Sherlock Holmes and Antietam
- Dec 31, 2009Do you have a citation on that? It strikes me I read an article years ago explaining how Doyle named the famous detective after two gunners in the royal artillery in India, one named Sherlock and the other Holmes. I recall it be speculative, but never heard this story at all.
BTW, I will not be seeing the new movie. Jeremy Brett defined the role and nobody else hold a candle to him.
Thomas G. Clemens D.A.
Professor of History
Hagerstown Community College
>>> "csh_2088" <csh_2088@...> 12/31/09 1:16 AM >>>With the new Sherlock Holmes movie coming out I thought I would point
out an interesting connection between the detective and the battle of
Antietam. Sir Arthur Conan Doyle gave the detective the last name of
Holmes because he was a fan of Oliver Wendell Holmes Sr. His son Oliver
Wendell Holmes Jr. was an officer in the Army of the Potomac and was
seriously wounded at the battle of Antietam.
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