2nd MD went thru which fence?
- As Nagle's Brigade moved forward toward the bridge, they crossed the plowed
hill that is southeast of the bridge. The 2nd Maryland encountered a fence and
needed to tear down a section to get thru in column. The crowding at the gap
caused them some nasty casualties. Which fence was this?
Tucker states "Then they encountered the split-rail fence that ran along the
creek to the bridge" (page 100). Yet most other accounts and maps indicate it
was the fence that ran along the Rohrbach road (i.e. road coming down from
Carman states: "The Rohrbach road was fenced with stout chestnut posts and
rails, and was quite high. The officers ran ahead, soon removed a short panel..."
Priest states this about the 2nd MD: "The regiment was pinned between the
road and a very well constructed fence section along Rohrbach's southern lane."
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- I think Carman is correct. The Rohrersville road was indeed fenced.
Thomas G. Clemens D.A.
Professor of History
Hagerstown Community College
>>> rotbaron@... 03/04/05 10:02 PM >>>
- We can look at the road intersection as an inverted T.
Rohrbach Rd comes down from north and Rohrersville Rd is the base.
Rohrhach Rd appears to be fenced on both sides.
R'ville Rd is fenced on east side only.
Most accounts have 2 MD cross Rohrbach Rd as they head to bridge.
Perhaps this crude graphic will work and portray my perception:
T || T
T || T
T || T
TTTTTTTTTTT || TTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTT FENCE
===================== ROHRERSVILLE RD =====
~~~~~CREEK CREEK CREEK CREEK CREEK~~~~~~~~