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  • NJ Rebel
    Dear Richard, Now I do not feel so bad............. I remain, Your Humble and Obdt. Servant, G. E. Gerry Mayers Corporal, Confederate Signal Corps,
    Message 1 of 35 , Sep 13, 2004
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      Dear Richard,

      Now I do not feel so bad.............

      I remain,
      Your Humble and Obdt. Servant,
      G. E. "Gerry" Mayers
      Corporal,
      Confederate Signal Corps,
      Longstreet's Corps

      "It is Well that WAR is so Terrible;
      else we shall grow too fond of it."
      --Robert E. Lee

      ----- Original Message -----
      From: <richard@...>
      To: <TalkAntietam@yahoogroups.com>
      Sent: Sunday, September 12, 2004 11:28 PM
      Subject: Re: [TalkAntietam] CW Properties Protected


      > It took two years. The first one took 10!
      > ----- Original Message -----
      > From: "NJ Rebel" <gerry1952@...>
      > To: <TalkAntietam@yahoogroups.com>
      > Sent: Sunday, September 12, 2004 11:00 PM
      > Subject: Re: [TalkAntietam] CW Properties Protected
      >
      >
      > > Dear Richard,
      > >
      > >
      > >
      > > Congrats on finishing the draft of your second book, and so soon!
      > >
      > >
      > >
      > > Let me know by your own personal email, rather than by this forum, when
      > you are ready and able to review the draft chapters.
      > >
      > >
      > >
      > > I remain,
      > >
      > > Your Humble and Obdt. Servant,
      > >
      > > G. E. "Gerry" Mayers
      > >
      > > Corporal,
      > >
      > > Confederate Signal Corps,
      > >
      > > Longstreet's Corps
      > >
      > >
      > >
      > > "It is Well that WAR is so Terrible;
      > >
      > > else we shall grow too fond of it."
      > >
      > > --Robert E. Lee
      > >
      > >
      > >
      > > ----- Original Message -----
      > >
      > > From: <richard@...>
      > >
      > > To: <TalkAntietam@yahoogroups.com>
      > >
      > > Sent: Sunday, September 12, 2004 8:52 PM
      > >
      > > Subject: Re: [TalkAntietam] CW Properties Protected
      > >
      > >
      > >
      > >
      > >
      > > > For some reason, I mash the "reply" button (you know that Southerners
      > "mash"
      > >
      > > > buttons don't you?) and it seems to reply all. I can't help it.
      > >
      > > >
      > >
      > > > I would love to read your chapters, but I just got back from SEBA today
      > >
      > > > (Southeastern Booksellers Asso) and have SIX tote bags full of FREE
      > books by
      > >
      > > > people I now know. It will be a few weeks before I could get to it. I
      > will
      > >
      > > > though, I promise. I just finished my second book (A Place Worse Than
      > >
      > > > Hell -- a Novel of the Battle of Fredericksburg) and it will be some
      > time
      > >
      > > > before my editor will be able to get around to it. In the meantime,
      > since
      > >
      > > > my contract with HarperCollins is up with the completion of the second
      > book,
      > >
      > > > I now have to decide what I'm going to do when I grow up -- again -- at
      > >
      > > > 57!!!!!! Now I'm rambling again.
      > >
      > > >
      > >
      > > > Anyway -- it this isn't "private" let me know what is.
      > >
      > > >
      > >
      > > > Richard
      > >
      > > > www.rcroker.com
      > >
      > > > ----- Original Message -----
      > >
      > > > From: "NJ Rebel" <gerry1952@...>
      > >
      > > > To: <TalkAntietam@yahoogroups.com>
      > >
      > > > Sent: Sunday, September 12, 2004 6:57 PM
      > >
      > > > Subject: Re: [TalkAntietam] CW Properties Protected
      > >
      > > >
      > >
      > > >
      > >
      > > > > Dear Richard,
      > >
      > > > >
      > >
      > > > >
      > >
      > > > >
      > >
      > > > > Contact me privately and I will be happy to share some sample draft
      > >
      > > > chapters with you if you would like to review them.
      > >
      > > > >
      > >
      > > > >
      > >
      > > > >
      > >
      > > > > I have read another novel about Antietam, the one titled Promise of
      > Glory.
      > >
      > > > Have you read it?
      > >
      > > > >
      > >
      > > > >
      > >
      > > > >
      > >
      > > > > I remain,
      > >
      > > > >
      > >
      > > > > Your Humble and Obdt. Servant,
      > >
      > > > >
      > >
      > > > > G. E. "Gerry" Mayers
      > >
      > > > >
      > >
      > > > > Corporal,
      > >
      > > > >
      > >
      > > > > Confederate Signal Corps,
      > >
      > > > >
      > >
      > > > > Longstreet's Corps
      > >
      > > > >
      > >
      > > > >
      > >
      > > > >
      > >
      > > > > "It is Well that WAR is so Terrible;
      > >
      > > > >
      > >
      > > > > else we shall grow too fond of it."
      > >
      > > > >
      > >
      > > > > --Robert E. Lee
      > >
      > > > >
      > >
      > > > >
      > >
      > > > >
      > >
      > > > > ----- Original Message -----
      > >
      > > > >
      > >
      > > > > From: <richard@...>
      > >
      > > > >
      > >
      > > > > To: <TalkAntietam@yahoogroups.com>
      > >
      > > > >
      > >
      > > > > Sent: Sunday, September 12, 2004 4:14 PM
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      > > > >
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      > > > > Subject: Re: [TalkAntietam] CW Properties Protected
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      > > > >
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      > > > > > Gerry;
      > >
      > > > >
      > >
      > > > > >
      > >
      > > > >
      > >
      > > > > > If you're considering a novelized account of the Maryland Campaign,
      > you
      > >
      > > > >
      > >
      > > > > > might want to check mine out. Sounds like you share my exact
      > passion.
      > >
      > > > I
      > >
      > > > >
      > >
      > > > > > felt no need to create anything or anybody, but "To Make Men Free"
      > has a
      > >
      > > > >
      > >
      > > > > > much wider scope that yours seems to. I did give names to persons
      > whose
      > >
      > > > >
      > >
      > > > > > real names have been lost to history, and I tended to overemphasize
      > (in
      > >
      > > > >
      > >
      > > > > > retrospect) the "great men of history." Book 2 (A Place Worse Than
      > >
      > > > Hell)
      > >
      > > > >
      > >
      > > > > > will land a little deeper in the ranks -- but still real people.
      > This
      > >
      > > > one
      > >
      > > > >
      > >
      > > > > > will feature Henry (Little) Abbott -- The Harvard Regiment --
      > William
      > >
      > > > >
      > >
      > > > > > Owen -- The Washington Artillery, William McCarter -- The Irish
      > Brigade
      > >
      > > > and
      > >
      > > > >
      > >
      > > > > > Evan Woodward -- 11th PA Vols among others. But how I DO ramble on.
      > >
      > > > >
      > >
      > > > > >
      > >
      > > > >
      > >
      > > > > > Check out my site at www.rcroker.com and learn more about TMMF> The
      > >
      > > > book is
      > >
      > > > >
      > >
      > > > > > available at the Antietam NBP bookstore and anywhere on-line. Don't
      > >
      > > > know if
      > >
      > > > >
      > >
      > > > > > NJ bookstores still carry it or not, but Amazon and B&N etc all
      > still
      > >
      > > > have
      > >
      > > > >
      > >
      > > > > > it.
      > >
      > > > >
      > >
      > > > > > ----- Original Message -----
      > >
      > > > >
      > >
      > > > > > From: "NJ Rebel" <gerry1952@...>
      > >
      > > > >
      > >
      > > > > > To: <TalkAntietam@yahoogroups.com>
      > >
      > > > >
      > >
      > > > > > Sent: Saturday, September 11, 2004 5:19 PM
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      > > > >
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      > > > > > Subject: Re: [TalkAntietam] CW Properties Protected
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      > > > > > > Dear Tim;
      > >
      > > > >
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      > > > > > >
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      > > > > > > Again, thank you for your comments. When or if the book is ever
      > done
      > >
      > > > and
      > >
      > > > >
      > >
      > > > > > published, whatever the readers plug into what I write is up to
      > them. My
      > >
      > > > >
      > >
      > > > > > object is to tell the story of the Maryland Campaign of 1862 from
      > the
      > >
      > > > >
      > >
      > > > > > Confederate side, micro and macro (using a soldier in the ranks of
      > the
      > >
      > > > >
      > >
      > > > > > Fourth NCST for micro and a young "staff officer" for the macro
      > about
      > >
      > > > the
      > >
      > > > >
      > >
      > > > > > overall aspects of the campaign), in such a manner that not only
      > >
      > > > entertains
      > >
      > > > >
      > >
      > > > > > the reader but actually gives them a true feel for the historical,
      > >
      > > > factual
      > >
      > > > >
      > >
      > > > > > events.
      > >
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      > > > > > > I might be willing to privately send you some draft sample
      > chapters
      > >
      > > > for
      > >
      > > > >
      > >
      > > > > > you to get a feel for the work thus far.
      > >
      > > > >
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      > > > > > > I have "created" fictitious incidents for real people in the book
      > but
      > >
      > > > have
      > >
      > > > >
      > >
      > > > > > carefully considered the situation I place the actual people in vs
      > what
      > >
      > > > >
      > >
      > > > > > would have been done at the time or what the real persons themselves
      > >
      > > > likely
      > >
      > > > >
      > >
      > > > > > did or experienced at the particular time.
      > >
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      > > > > > > Soldier ghosts... hmm.... that might be interesting to see if it
      > >
      > > > happens,
      > >
      > > > >
      > >
      > > > > > eh?
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      > > > > > > I will keep you posted on possible dates for a visit down SM way.
      > >
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      > > > > > > I remain,
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      > > > >
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      > > > > > >
      > >
      > > > >
      > >
      > > > > > > Your Humble and Obdt. Servant,
      > >
      > > > >
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      > > > > > >
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      > > > >
      > >
      > > > > > > G. E. "Gerry" Mayers
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      > > > > > > Corporal,
      > >
      > > > >
      > >
      > > > > > >
      > >
      > > > >
      > >
      > > > > > > Confederate Signal Corps,
      > >
      > > > >
      > >
      > > > > > >
      > >
      > > > >
      > >
      > > > > > > Longstreet's Corps
      > >
      > > > >
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      > > > > > >
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      > > > > > > "It is Well that WAR is so Terrible;
      > >
      > > > >
      > >
      > > > > > >
      > >
      > > > >
      > >
      > > > > > > else we shall grow too fond of it."
      > >
      > > > >
      > >
      > > > > > >
      > >
      > > > >
      > >
      > > > > > > --Robert E. Lee
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      > > > > > > ----- Original Message -----
      > >
      > > > >
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      > > > > > >
      > >
      > > > >
      > >
      > > > > > > From: "Tim Reese" <tjreesecg@...>
      > >
      > > > >
      > >
      > > > > > >
      > >
      > > > >
      > >
      > > > > > > To: <TalkAntietam@yahoogroups.com>
      > >
      > > > >
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      > > > > > >
      > >
      > > > >
      > >
      > > > > > > Sent: Saturday, September 11, 2004 11:11 AM
      > >
      > > > >
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      > > > > > > Subject: Re: [TalkAntietam] CW Properties Protected
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      > > > > > > > Gerry,
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      > > > > > > > Bring anyone you like. The more the merrier. But be advised if
      > you
      > >
      > > > and
      > >
      > > > >
      > >
      > > > > > >
      > >
      > > > >
      > >
      > > > > > > > yours come in uniform you will likely stir up more tales of
      > "soldier
      > >
      > > > >
      > >
      > > > > > >
      > >
      > > > >
      > >
      > > > > > > > ghosts." Happened to me years back. I'm honored to say that I
      > >
      > > > personally
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      > >
      > > > > > > > joined the international brotherhood of Burkittsville specters,
      > >
      > > > Local
      > >
      > > > >
      > >
      > > > > > 1862.
      > >
      > > > >
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      > > > > > >
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      > > > > > > > Maybe I'm becoming transparent.
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      > > > > > > > You have my email address, the rest is on my web site at
      > >
      > > > >
      > >
      > > > > > >
      > >
      > > > >
      > >
      > > > > > > > http://home.earthlink.net/~tjreesecg/ Always welcome.
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      > > > > > > > You are a truly brave soul to cast the campaign in fictional
      > light.
      > >
      > > > Be
      > >
      > > > >
      > >
      > > > > > >
      > >
      > > > >
      > >
      > > > > > > > careful that novelesque elements you create from informed
      > background
      > >
      > > > >
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      > > > > > work
      > >
      > > > >
      > >
      > > > > > >
      > >
      > > > >
      > >
      > > > > > > > don't leach into the genre as fact, though you really have
      > little
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      > > > >
      > >
      > > > > > control
      > >
      > > > >
      > >
      > > > > > >
      > >
      > > > >
      > >
      > > > > > > > over such things. Your readers will likely plug-in creative
      > elements
      > >
      > > > as
      > >
      > > > >
      > >
      > > > > > >
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      > > > >
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      > > > > > > > logical explanations where primary sources are lacking. Should
      > be an
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      > > > > > > > intriguing read.
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      > > > > > > > Create a collapsing universe, throw in the whirlwind, and you
      > have
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      > > > Fox's
      > >
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      > > > > > >
      > >
      > > > >
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      > > > > > > > Gap. Good luck trying to make sense of it. A colleague recently
      > >
      > > > observed
      > >
      > > > >
      > >
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      > > > >
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      > > > > > > > that IHHO the FG fight was of little or no consequence or
      > result.
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      > > > This I
      > >
      > > > >
      > >
      > > > > > >
      > >
      > > > >
      > >
      > > > > > > > think a bit overstated. More like an immovable object pitted
      > against
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      > > > an
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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!

        ----- Original Message -----
        From: "Rawlings, Kevin" <kevin.rawlings@...>
        To: <TalkAntietam@yahoogroups.com>
        Sent: Monday, September 13, 2004 10:28 AM
        Subject: RE: [TalkAntietam] CW Properties Protected


        > Richard,
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