- Jul 13, 2002Yes, 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.
----- Original Message -----
From: "TR Livesey" <tlivesey@...>
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
> 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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