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  • Stephen Recker
    Oct 25, 2010
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      Tom,
      "
      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
      >
      >
      >
      > Gerry,
      >
      > 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.
      >
      > Stephen
      >
      > 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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