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766Mansfield's Route

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  • Ron Church
    Jul 13, 2002
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      Yes, I was referring to Mansfield, but not disparagingly. I am aware of
      some of his accomplishments. Actually my wording was perhaps a poor attempt
      at a touch of lightness on a very unfortunate incident.

      Ron Church
      Manchester MD

      ----- Original Message -----
      From: "TR Livesey" <tlivesey@...>
      To: <TalkAntietam@yahoogroups.com>
      Sent: Saturday, July 13, 2002 12:08 AM
      Subject: Re: [TalkAntietam] Mansfield's route


      > If 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.
      >
      > TR Livesey
      >
      > tlivesey@...
      > http://www.westwoodgalleries.com/antietam
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      > 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
      > >
      > > Gerry,
      > >
      > > All true. It might also be said there wasn't enough time to train their
      > > commander either.
      > >
      > > Ron
      > >
      > >
      > >
      > >
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