- Oct 25, 2010Tom,
I'm interested in anything you have. Thanks. One man's "nothing spectacular"...
--- In TalkAntietam@yahoogroups.com, "Thomas G. Clemens" <tgclemens@...> wrote:
> Several letters from Longstreet to Carman. Nothing spectacular, but some interesting stuff.
> From: TalkAntietam@yahoogroups.com [TalkAntietam@yahoogroups.com] on behalf of Stephen Recker [recker@...]
> Sent: Sunday, October 24, 2010 3:23 PM
> To: TalkAntietam@yahoogroups.com
> Subject: Re: [TalkAntietam] Longstreet
> WADR, I am aware of Harsh and Carman, I was wondering if anyone knew
> anything specific without my having to dig. It simply occurred to me
> that Longstreet is never really mentioned in any of his accounts on
> the right wing of the army, which he commanded. It just got me thinking
> that he's not mentioned a lot and thought I'd see if anyone had any
> great stories about where he was. Thanks.
> On Friday, October 22, 2010, at 09:22 PM, G E Mayers wrote:
> > Steve:
> > WOW!! You do not pull lightly do you?
> > To answer your three questions, I would suggest:
> > 1. Taken at the Flood by Joe Harsh, who just recently passed away,
> > that covers the entire campaign including the battle;
> > 2. The Ezra Carman battle manuscript (specifically on the battle) can
> > be downloaded from the Internet; I have attached the pdf file here for
> > your review. (It is at least seventy pages of small type etc...so be
> > prepared to be reading for a while!!!!!)
> > 3. While Longstreet's own memoirs can be confusing, FMTA is a good
> > source as is the memoir of G Moxley Sorrel. The excellent book about
> > the Washington Artillery by William Minor Owen has some good anecdotal
> > information as does the articles in Battles and Leaders of the Civil
> > War.
> > 4. Also attached is a personal bibliographic reading list I prepared
> > to go with a presentation I put together about the Maryland Campaign
> > to give to CWRT groups.
> > I hope all this helps! And may I ask the reason(s) for the questions
> > about Longstreet during the Maryland Campaign???
> > 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: "Stephen Recker" <>
> > To: <TalkAntietam@yahoogroups.com<mailto:TalkAntietam%40yahoogroups.com>>
> > Sent: Friday, October 22, 2010 8:00 PM
> > Subject: [TalkAntietam] Longstreet
> >> 1. Where was he during the battle?
> >> 2. Where was he during the campaign?
> >> 3. What are the best sources for Longstreet during the MD Campaign?
> >> Thanks,
> >> Stephen
> > <Annotated Bibliography for Antietam Presentation.doc><EzraCarman.pdf>
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