Re: [TalkAntietam] 51st GA (Drayton's Brigade)
- Tony, Scott,
Makes sense to me after running-down all the field officers of the 51st
listed by Krick. Slaughter was MWIA at Chancellorsville. A check of
Carman's OB may prove definitive.
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From: "Anthony W Turner" <awturner@...>
Sent: Thursday, December 12, 2002 4:58 PM
Subject: Re: [TalkAntietam] 51st GA (Drayton's Brigade)
My Guild Press OR appears to list no OOB with the name of the commander
of the 51st Georgia. However, if you check Special Order No. 27 on
<ar20_491>, you'll find that the commander in March or April '62 to be
Col. William M. Slaughter. The same Col. Slaughter is later listed as
commander of the regiment during the battles of Fredericksburg and
On Thursday, December 12, 2002, at 02:23 PM, Scott Mingus
> In many OOBs that I have seen, the tactical commander of this
> regiment is not names. Has anyone ever seen documentation of who
> commanded this regiment at Sharpsburg and South Mountain?
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- Curt Johnson wrote:
>Tony, Scott,Neither Carman nor Joe Harsh in Sounding the Shalllows provide a name.
>Makes sense to me after running-down all the field officers of the 51st
>listed by Krick. Slaughter was MWIA at Chancellorsville. A check of
>Carman's OB may prove definitive.
If Slaughter was there one would think he would ne named, but maybe not.
BTW, Brian Pohanka and I will be on C-Span Monday night 8 - 10 talking
about Antietam, both the recent reenactment and the actual battle. They
will air footage, which I have not seen, and have a live call-in
session. I doubt anything profound will be said, but if you are bored ...
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- In a message dated 12/13/2002 0:29:24 AM EST, clemens@... writes:
<< I doubt anything profound will be said, but if you are bored ... >>
If you can get a plug in for SHAF, then the show will have been a success!
Tom Shay - SHAF member
- William Slaughter's picture appears at
However, I find no record that the man was with the regiment at
Part of the reason I asked is that on one of my Gettysburg message
boards, we had a debate a while back regarding Ed Ball and whether or
not he commanded the 51st at Gettysburg. Apparently this particular
regiment did not keep detailed records. Ball appears to have missed
Gettysburg (then serving as Colonel after Slaughter's death) but
rejoined the regiment later that summer. In researching the history
of this regiment as part of the Gettysburg controversy, I found that
Slaughter does not appear on any OOB, and is not listed in the OR as
being in command during the Maryland Campaign.