Re: [TalkAntietam] 51st GA (Drayton's Brigade)
- In a message dated 12/13/2002 0:29:24 AM EST, clemens@... writes:
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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.