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757Re: [TalkAntietam] Mansfield's route

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  • Ron Church
    Jul 11, 2002
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      From: "NJ Rebel" <gerry1952@...>
      To: <TalkAntietam@yahoogroups.com>
      Sent: Wednesday, July 10, 2002 11:31 PM
      Subject: Re: [TalkAntietam] Mansfield's route


      > Ron,
      >
      > The XII Corps was largely composed of nine month regiments which
      > had been hurriedly raised to meet the move of the ANV into
      > Maryland.
      >
      > There realistically wasn't enough time for them to be properly
      > drilled and etc. Some units, IIRC, the 13th NJ had to learn how
      > to load while fighting!!!!!!
      >
      > Your humble servant,
      > Gerry Mayers
      > Pvt., CS Signals,
      > Longstreet's Corps

      Gerry,

      All true. It might also be said there wasn't enough time to train their
      commander either.

      Ron
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