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  • Jeff Beckner (PWC Magazine)
    Man....hard to pick just ONE joke to make about this.... ... From: richard@rcroker.com [mailto:richard@rcroker.com] Sent: Wednesday, July 14, 2004 3:49 PM To:
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      Man....hard to pick just ONE joke to make about this....

      -----Original Message-----
      From: richard@... [mailto:richard@...]
      Sent: Wednesday, July 14, 2004 3:49 PM
      To: TalkAntietam@yahoogroups.com
      Subject: Re: [TalkAntietam]

      Okay guys -- you're gonna LOVE this!

      I got an email from a woman in NJ who had read my book. She had a story
      she
      HAD to tell. She says that when she was young she had ONE DATE with
      George
      McClellan's g-g-grandson. And now I quote: "While this young man may
      have
      inherited his g-g-grandfather's arrogance, he most definitely did NOT
      have a
      case of the slows!"

      ----- Original Message -----
      From: "Ollie" <oliverg25@...>
      To: <TalkAntietam@yahoogroups.com>
      Sent: Wednesday, July 14, 2004 9:47 PM
      Subject: Re: [TalkAntietam]


      >
      > ----- Original Message -----
      > From: Brian Downey
      > To: TalkAntietam@yahoogroups.com
      > Sent: Monday, July 12, 2004 10:55 PM
      > Subject: Re: [TalkAntietam]
      >
      >
      > Hi Ollie,
      >
      > Yes, "12M" is how it was transcribed in the OR, as per the footnote
      in
      > the article referred to. We'd all agree that means noon. But
      that's
      > not what the telegram actually says.
      >
      > I have a digital copy of the telegram (original at the L of C) form
      as
      > it was received at the War Department, too, in case the link to the
      > Library of Congress doesn't work for you:
      > http://aotw.org/images/mc_lincoln_telegram.jpg
      >
      > It's pretty clearly "Midnight".
      >
      > It also helps explain why the telegram wasn't officially received at
      > the War Department til 2:35am.
      >
      > Tim, by the way, is the first person I've heard of who's noticed
      this.
      > Apparently no one else has bothered to look at the telegram in
      recent
      > years, I don't know why. Perhaps it was easier to take the OR at
      face
      > value. Heck, we all do that.
      >
      > The article he cited does a pretty fair job of analyzing what this
      > might mean, and is worth a look.
      >
      > Brian
      >
      >
      > Brian.
      >
      > Thanks for the link. You are correct, it does clearly say MIDNIGHT.
      >
      > Another factor in the delay from midnight to 2:35 AM is the time
      difference between Frederick and Washington. This was before the
      railroad
      companies set the standard times so Frederick might have been 30 to 45
      minutes behind Washington time.
      >
      > OG
      >
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