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6467RE: [TalkAntietam] Trivia Question

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  • G E Mayers
    Nov 27, 2010
      IIRC Hagerstown had more cav troopers involved on both sides than did
      Westminster. I would have to look at Kent Masterston Brown's book on the
      retreat of Lee's Army of No Virginia the next time I am at the Bucks County
      CWRT Library, but I believe the Hagerstown fight (which also put Custer,
      again IIRC, perilously close to being captured) was larger.

      Yr. Obt. Svt.
      G E "Gerry" Mayers

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      From: TalkAntietam@yahoogroups.com [mailto:TalkAntietam@yahoogroups.com]On
      Behalf Of Mary Hawthorne
      Sent: Saturday, November 27, 2010 4:53 PM
      To: TalkAntietam@yahoogroups.com
      Subject: Re: [TalkAntietam] Trivia Question

      Are you talking the size of the town? or troops involved? How about
      Westminister MD 6/26/63?
      ----- Original Message -----
      From: Stephen
      To: TalkAntietam@yahoogroups.com
      Sent: Saturday, November 27, 2010 2:37 PM
      Subject: [TalkAntietam] Trivia Question

      Hi folks.

      A little off topic, but I would like to pick the collective knowledge base
      of the group.

      I would like to describe the 7/6/63 Battle of Hagerstown as the largest
      urban cavalry battle of the War.

      Can anyone off the top of their head think of a larger urban cavalry
      battle? There were larger urban battles (Fredericksburg comes to mind) and
      larger cavalry battles (Brandy Station, Trevillians, Hanover, etc.) but I
      cannot think of one larger than Hagerstown that was in an urban setting.

      Thoughts, please?
      Steve Bockmiller

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