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988Re: [TalkAntietam] Disaster in the West Woods

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  • David Lutton
    Sep 20, 2002
      What I do not understand about Sumner's attack was why so little artillery
      support was utilized? He seemed to have some time to recon, surely he had
      time to utilize available batteries.
      Given the causalities he took crossing the Sharpsburg ridge from the guns
      Hauser's ridge, wouldn't a competent commander, considering that he is
      attacking offivesively with infantry have every available gun in
      counterbattery action? I do not see any record of this counterbattery work?

      Also, was Sumner or any other 2nd corps officer "called on the carper" for
      this rash movement?

      David Lutton
      Hollidaysburg Pa(Hometown of the 125th Pa)


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      From: Jeff Beckner (PWC Magazine) <jbeckner@...>
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      Sent: Friday, September 20, 2002 4:40 PM
      Subject: RE: [TalkAntietam] Disaster in the West Woods


      > Hah!
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      > >From the first discussion, I remember asking why Sumner didn't simply
      > leave a staff officer behind to serve as a signpost..."go that-a-way,
      > boys"....
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      > -----Original Message-----
      > From: rotbaron@... [mailto:rotbaron@...]
      > Sent: Friday, September 20, 2002 3:32 PM
      > To: TalkAntietam@yahoogroups.com
      > Subject: Re: [TalkAntietam] Disaster in the West Woods
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      > In a message dated 9/20/02 2:40:05 PM Eastern Daylight Time,
      > jbeckner@... writes:
      > <<Is this the guy who had a long, long essay on Sumner in some book of
      > Antietam essays?>>
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      > It is noted at the book's beginning that an earlier version of this
      > study
      > appeared in Steven E, Woodworth, ed., "Leadership and Command in the
      > American
      > Civil War".
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      > Tom Shay
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