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RE: [TalkAntietam] Grafitti by Monument

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  • Harry Smeltzer
    You mean that lovely statue with the immortal inscription Lee was not in favor of succession (OWTTE)? BTW, the sculptor is not the only person to ignore
    Message 1 of 49 , Mar 3, 2005
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      You mean that lovely statue with the immortal inscription "Lee was not in
      favor of succession" (OWTTE)?



      BTW, the sculptor is not the only person to ignore Lee's injuries at the
      time. Some famous chroniclers of the battle have made the same mistake,
      with the attendant mistakes resulting from that ignorance - for instance,
      lending any credence to Walkers cockamamie account.



      Harry



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      By the way -- have any of you noticed the privately-erected statue of Marse
      Robert? It's actually a pretty nice statue as statues go, but Lee is
      holding his field glasses in this one -- and we ALL know, on Sept 17 was
      wasn't able to due to his wrist injuries. {sigh}



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    • Scott Mingus
      ... Steve, I live in York County, PA, and work not far from Hanover. There s not much left there to preserve. Since much of the fighting occurred in the town s
      Message 49 of 49 , Mar 16, 2005
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        > > Steve Bockmiller wrote:

        > > > Falling Waters, WV (currently in the local news)
        > > > Hanover, PA (if someone was inclined to try)
        > > > Shepherdstown, WV (currently subject of


        Steve,

        I live in York County, PA, and work not far from Hanover. There's not
        much left there to preserve. Since much of the fighting occurred in
        the town's streets or in fields immediately adjacent to Hanover,
        almost all the open land that saw combat is gone (long since
        swallowed up by houses on streets named Stuart Avenue, etc.). One
        last vista from the Keller farm where the horse artillery lobbed
        shells at Hanover is now gone as of last summer (new construction).
        Even the small ditch that Stuart and Blackford leaped on horseback is
        in the backyards of private homes. Some of the routes that Stuart
        took to manuever are still pastoral, but I question how many more
        years this will be true.

        Mt. Olive Cemetery (CSA gun position and Hampton's line) is
        surrounded by houses, the Union gun positions north of town on the
        heights are indiscernible from the rows of houses, and the Rice farm
        is no longer a farm, nor is the Forney farm.

        Downtown, there is a nice statue (The Picket), a couple cannons
        (including Parrott gun tube #1), some other ACW displays and plaques,
        and a couple state historical markers. One wall plaque honors Custer.
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