6022Re: [TalkAntietam] re Carman and designations of troops
- Jan 2, 2010Gerry.
That's not actually Carmen... there was a computer game (forget the
name) that used some Carmen text and appended the game OOB with the
game's assessments on the units. The strengths are pretty fishy, too.
On Jan 2, 2010, at 1:40 PM, G E Mayers wrote:
> I have noticed that Carman, in his Antietam OOB at the end of the
> battle manuscript found on this link
> ) uses the designations of Green Troops, Trained Troops, Veteran
> Troops, Elite Troops and Crack Troops.
> I understand the how and why of his designation of Green Troops,
> especially for the nine month units in the AoP (and similarly for
> the Trained Troops). Veteran troops would be those which had at
> least seen one battle.
> Any one know what criteria he used to distinguish between Elite
> Troops and Crack Troops?
> Yr. Obt. Svt.
> G E "Gerry" Mayers
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