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  • RoteBaron
    Feb 24, 2010
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      Gerry, I believe you are referring to BURNSIDE'S BRIDGE by Phillip Thomas
      Tucker.

      Not a bad book, but Tucker does make some errant statements. For instance,
      he refers to my county's 48th PA Infantry as "including among their ranks
      mulattoes and free blacks". Totally false.

      Tucker touts the Rebels defense at the bridge as something akin to a
      Themopylae as he states that Benning "and General Toombs would channel the
      spirit of Leonidas when they defended the Rohrbach Bridge."

      Tom Shay - in County Schuylkill, PA

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      From: "G E Mayers" <gerry1952@...>
      Sent: Wednesday, February 24, 2010 3:49 PM
      To: <TalkAntietam@yahoogroups.com>
      Subject: Re: [TalkAntietam] Question on the IX Corps assault

      > Did Glenn Tucker have a book on the Ninth Corps at Antietam also?
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      > Yr. Obt. Svt.
      > G E "Gerry" Mayers
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      > From: "Nick KURTZ" <ShilohNick@...>
      > To: <talkantietam@yahoogroups.com>
      > Sent: Wednesday, February 24, 2010 11:56 AM
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      >>
      >> There are also a variety of sources (books and magazine articles) that
      >> deal with Burnside's Bridge and the final attack. Stephen Recker gave a
      >> great talk on the final attack at the 2009 Rocky Mountain Civil War
      >> Symposium.
      >>
      >> --Nick
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      >> To: TalkAntietam@yahoogroups.com
      >> From: hjs21@...
      >> Date: Wed, 24 Feb 2010 11:13:49 -0500
      >> Subject: RE: [TalkAntietam] Question on the IX Corps assault
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      >>
      >> Matt,
      >>
      >> There are two books that deal specifically with 9th Corps (sorry, I don't
      >> use Roman numerals because, well, they didn't). One is by John Schildt
      >> which I have not read. But John Hoptak's new book "Our Boys Did Nobly" is
      >> a
      >> very detailed look at elements of 9th Corps in the campaign. Give it a
      >> look.
      >>
      >> Harry
      >>
      >> -----Original Message-----
      >> From: TalkAntietam@yahoogroups.com [mailto:TalkAntietam@yahoogroups.com]
      >> On
      >> Behalf Of Thomas Clemens
      >> Sent: Wednesday, February 24, 2010 11:04 AM
      >> To: TalkAntietam@yahoogroups.com
      >> Subject: Re: [TalkAntietam] Question on the IX Corps assault
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      >> Matt,
      >> Your advisor is the final authority on this, but my suggestion is to
      >> start
      >> with a very quick overview of the campaign & the leaders, intentions,
      >> goals,
      >> political and military situation. Then go a bit more in-depth for the
      >> events
      >> of Sept. 17 to set the stage for the assault; ie. stalemate on the Union
      >> right, stymied in the center, success at the Burnside bridge, and NOW the
      >> last hope for complete victory, the Final Assault!
      >> Does that make sense to you?
      >>
      >> Dr. Thomas G. Clemens
      >> Professor of History
      >> Hagerstown Community College
      >>
      >>>>> Matt Reardon <mreardon1862@ <mailto:mreardon1862%40yahoo.com>
      >>>>> yahoo.com>
      >> 2/24/2010 10:41 AM >>>
      >>
      >> Hi all,
      >>
      >> I'm working on a master's project that deals with the "Final Assault" by
      >> the
      >> IX Corps. From those of you who have written about similar topics, where
      >> is
      >> a good starting point? Do I start with the weeks leading up to the
      >> battle?
      >> What type of background information is needed for the reader to
      >> understand
      >> the "Final Assault"?
      >> I ask this because I've already covered so many topics in the paper and I
      >> need to tone it down. From a historian's perspective, what's important
      >> and
      >> what's not?
      >>
      >> Thanks in advance,
      >>
      >> Matt Reardon
      >>
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