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6570Re: Clipp House?

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  • Stephen Recker
    Apr 4, 2011
      The 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:
      > Dave,
      > 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
      > stories?
      > 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: TalkAntietam@yahoogroups.com [mailto:TalkAntietam@yahoogroups.com]On
      > Behalf Of Dave
      > Sent: Monday, April 04, 2011 4:38 PM
      > To: TalkAntietam@yahoogroups.com
      > 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
      > [Non-text portions of this message have been removed]
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