6570Re: Clipp House?
- Apr 4, 2011The Clipp house was there at least until 1895, although I believe it was there through at 1906. It was a single-story, East-facing structure with a chimney on the North side of the house.
--- In TalkAntietam@yahoogroups.com, "G E Mayers" <gerry1952@...> wrote:
> Tom Clemens is an authority on the battle, having spent more than two
> decades of study on it. I hope he will also respond.
> From what I have read about the Clipp House (BTW the site of the structure
> is roughly where that rectangular patch of land just alongside the Rulett
> [that was also how the Roulette name was spelt] Lane about halfway between
> the Sunken Road (aka Hog Trough Road) and the Roulette farm), it was a
> tenement farm house, and not a very substantial one at that. I would not be
> surprised at all to have it "cat-holed" by artillery shells contesting the
> Federal advance! Also if you carefully look at the Cope/Carman maps of the
> field, you should see an indication of the location of the structure.
> Finally I have the McElfresh watercolor map of Antietam and it shows the
> Clipp House as well.
> I wonder if the two individuals you mentioned in your post might be
> confusing the Clipp House with a post war structure that was indeed two
> Yr. Obt. Svt.
> G E "Gerry" Mayers
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> From: TalkAntietam@yahoogroups.com [mailto:TalkAntietam@yahoogroups.com]On
> Behalf Of Dave
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> Subject: [TalkAntietam] Clipp House?
> Ok, here is today's question, but this is from my wife who is the
> Antietam historic structure and family buff. In the regimental history
> of the 108 NY, the author said this:
> "A quiet spell occurring, we ventured up to a frame house in Bloody Lane
> [he calls Roulette's Bloody Lane, earlier referring to the barn/hospital
> being next to Bloody Lane]. Outside of the the house beneath a tall
> chimney thereon, lay the body of Lt Holmes of Co G. Fearing the chimney
> might be knocked over and crush the remains, we had them removed.
> Entering the house, we found Casey lying in a corner - round shot had
> cat-holed the structure thoroughly."
> She had an earlier question about the Clipp House, which both Tom and
> Keven Walker agreed was an insubstantial structure. So, her question
> is: Is this a reference to the Clipp House? If so, and it is frame
> with a tall chimney, might it be two story? If so, maybe it might have
> been a bit more substantial than what we thought previously, but was
> simply pulled down quickly post-battle because it was "cat-holed".
> Dave (Caren) McGowan
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