Re: [TalkAntietam] Hartwig's talk on Iron Brigade
- In a message dated 2/7/03 8:05:47 PM Eastern Standard Time,
> If I may, did Scott touch on Battery B's participation in the cornfieldDavid,
Indeed, Scott did mention the battery, but nothing beyond the standard
history as told by Sears and other authors. He noted the battery deployed on
a rise near Miller Farm and then Stewart's section was ordered forward to the
next rise (to the astonishment of the gunners, as that spot was amid the
infantry firefight). The forward position is where the guns sit today. As the
Rebs approached the section, they began preparing to limber. Gibbon saw this
and ordered them to continue firing (he realized the Reb would shoot the
horses and their retreat was doomed). Scott recounted their use of
double-canister and Gibbon's adjusting of the gun (alas, no mention of
MOH-winnner Johnny Cook).
I'm sure you await Scott's book with as much eagerness as I do!
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