6032Re: [TalkAntietam] Re: re Carman and designations of troops
- Jan 2, 2010Larry,
Be as that may, I am hoping Tom Clemens will comment on the
original post, since he is perhaps -- next to Jake Pierro -- the
one most familiar with Carman's manuscript.
I do believe Carman had a designation for the various regimental
commands to reflect their level of combat experience/expertise.
Interestingly enough, Harsh does allude to this, because in his
Sounding the Shallows (IIRC), he mentions that the Confederate
troop strengths per regiment as given by Carman actually were
done on the Federal model (present for duty) rather than the
Confederate model (muskets only) and consequently, the numbers
favor the Federals.
I would be very interested in what differentiated Crack vs Elite
troops. According to the OOB in Carman (or Sid Meier, if that is
where it came from), the Midwestern Brigade ("Iron Brigade")
commanded by Gibbon at Sharpsburg was given the designation of
"Crack troops" -- even though the first engagement for the
command was Brawner's Farm about three to four weeks earlier.
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: "eighth_conn_inf" <eighth_conn_inf@...>
Sent: Saturday, January 02, 2010 3:26 PM
Subject: [TalkAntietam] Re: re Carman and designations of troops
Jake Pierro has many footnotes in his Appendix B of his Carman
book for the OOB of the ANV which prove helpful. Likely Tom
Clemens will also delve into the OOB issues in his new book.
--- In TalkAntietam@yahoogroups.com, "G E Mayers" <gerry1952@...>
> I would suggest you read Harsh's Taken at the Flood for ANVa
> strengths and also his companion volume Sounding the Shallows,
> before commenting on any funny business a la Carman!
> 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
> the Almighty God. --Anonymous
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Dean Essig" <d.essig@...>
> To: <TalkAntietam@yahoogroups.com>
> Sent: Saturday, January 02, 2010 3:13 PM
> Subject: Re: [TalkAntietam] re Carman and designations of
> > On Jan 2, 2010, at 2:09 PM, G E Mayers wrote:
> >> Actually the OOB is in itself an error.
> > There is a lot of funny-business going on in there, certainly
> > _not_
> > up to Gen. Carmen's standards !
> > [Non-text portions of this message have been removed]
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