Re: [TalkAntietam] Grafitti by Monument
- Harry Smeltzer wrote:
>I have a copy of a letter written by Lee in Oct. 1862 to Markie Williams
> 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.
in which he tells her one of his hands was still giving him problems and so
he was still using a sling.
> > Steve Bockmiller wrote:Steve,
> > > Falling Waters, WV (currently in the local news)
> > > Hanover, PA (if someone was inclined to try)
> > > Shepherdstown, WV (currently subject of
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.