765Re: [TalkAntietam] Mansfield's route
- Jul 12, 2002If you mean 'their commander' to be Mansfield, whatever
problems he may have encountered on Sept 17, lack of
training was not one of them. Mansfield graduated 2nd
in his class at West Point, served in the Mexican
War and earned three brevets.
It is rather unfortunate that his last act - mistaking
enemy troops for his own - has come to be what he is
most remembered for. The truth is he was coming on to
a very chaotic battlefield, and Hooker apparently
made little or no attempt to give any information or
direction to the XII Corps commander.
Ron Church wrote:
> ----- Original Message -----
> 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
> All true. It might also be said there wasn't enough time to train their
> commander either.
> Your use of Yahoo! Groups is subject to http://docs.yahoo.com/info/terms/
- << Previous post in topic Next post in topic >>