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  • richard@rcroker.com
    Actually I already checked Herbert -- nothing there. Brian s is a very astute observation. Hooker had several meetings with Salmon Chase while recouperating
    Message 1 of 7 , Jan 14, 2005
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      Actually I already checked Herbert -- nothing there. Brian's is a very
      astute observation. Hooker had several meetings with Salmon Chase while
      recouperating in Washington -- meetings that paid off grandly for him -- not
      so grandly for the AoP at Chancellorsville however.


      ----- Original Message -----
      From: "Brian Morris" <ironbrigade@...>
      To: <TalkAntietam@yahoogroups.com>
      Sent: Thursday, January 13, 2005 10:02 PM
      Subject: Re: [TalkAntietam] Lincoln's Travels


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      > Hooker was very much the self promoter. His wounding reminds me of Sickles
      > after Gettysburg. He would have wasted no time in getting to Washington to
      > make the most of it. While he might have been taken to Middletown after
      the
      > battle, he would have stayed there only one night I expect.
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      > You might try Walter Herbert's book "Fighting Joe Hooker" and see if it
      > makes any mention of Hooker going to Middletown after the battle and if so
      > what it says for it's source on the matter.
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      > Brian
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      > > You've come to the right site -- There are some wonderful historians in
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      > > room. I did some pretty serious research and don't recall any mention
      of
      > > Hooker going anywhere between the Pry House and Washington.
      > > ----- Original Message -----
      > > From: "jeffcowvplanning" <jeffcowvplanning@...>
      > > To: <TalkAntietam@yahoogroups.com>
      > > Sent: Thursday, January 13, 2005 8:30 PM
      > > Subject: [TalkAntietam] Lincoln's Travels
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      > > >
      > > > Hello group...new to this room.
      > > >
      > > > Two question to pose....
      > > >
      > > > I live on Main Street in Middletown. I am currently compiling
      > > > information to determine whether I have enough material to write a
      > > > book on Middletown and the Civil War....from 1859...through the three
      > > > campaigns...through the reinterrment of the dead.....to veterans
      > > > travels and local vets....to 20th century commemoration. Not sure
      > > > there is enough to make it worthwhile...but I am digging. It would
      > > > NOT be a history of the Battle of South Mountain...although obviously
      > > > the battle's impact on the town would be a noticable part of whatever
      > > > I do.
      > > >
      > > > Question 1:
      > > > One piece of information I desire and cannot find is whether
      > > > Lincoln's route from Antietam back to Frederick and DC took him
      > > > through Middletown. I know he went there via Harpers Ferry...and on
      > > > the way back stopped in Burkittsville....but how did he get back to
      > > > Frederick from Burkittsville? I saw in writing somewhere that
      > > > McClellan "accompanied the President as far as Middletown" but that
      > > > is pretty vague. Is the precise route known?
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      > > > Question 2:
      > > > Local rumor has it that Hooker convalesced in the large brick
      > > > dwelling one door east of Gladhill's Furniture on West Main Street
      > > > after Antietam. The information I have been able to find about
      > > > Fightin Joe after the battle suggests otherwise.
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      > > > Also, if anybody has any good stuff about Middletown that they are
      > > > willing to share with me, that would be much appreciated. My Email
      > > > is bockmiller at adelphia dot net.
      > > >
      > > > Thanks.
      > > > Steve Bockmiller
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