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RE: [TalkAntietam] CW Properties Protected

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  • Tim Reese
    Nope. He was probably, per his report, on the high ground just east of the S. Mtn. House, now their parking lot. The ground was dramatically altered by
    Message 1 of 35 , Sep 9, 2004
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      Nope. He was probably, per his report, on the high ground just east of the S. Mtn. House, now their parking lot. The ground was dramatically altered by bulldozer to make way for the lot, and of course as you know the site is grossly overgrown now, obscuring Hill's view down the pike and across the Catoctin Valley.

      Interesting thing though: Everyone always cites SM House as Hill's HQ, but I've never found a single scrap of evidence proving he ever set foot in the place. His hands were of course rather full at the time, a harrowing day for Lee's maverick. He had better things to do than sit around in the house.

      More interesting still, Hill had no mandate from Lee to protect Longstreet's Hagerstown-bound column by throwing his (Hill's) troops into Turner's Gap for its defense. I don't think Hill or his subordinates ever received sufficient credit for their monumental deadlock. A state marker adjacent to Alfred Colquitt's Macon grave labels him as "The Rock of South Mountain," a well deserved but nevertheless postwar sobriquet.

      Tim

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    • richard@rcroker.com
      Only if you re not man enough to chug ! Ask Jubel Early! ... From: Rawlings, Kevin To: Sent: Monday,
      Message 35 of 35 , Sep 13, 2004
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        Only if you're not man enough to "chug"!
        Ask Jubel Early!

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