Thanks for the update. You are pretty much confirming
my gut...that I stumbled upon another Middletown myth.
By the way, can you send me a SHAF membership
application. Address is 210 W. Main, 21769.
Hope all is well.
--- Thomas Clemens <clemenst@...
> As you know, proving a negative, (ie. that somebody
> didn't do something)
> is very difficult. Neither McClellan's _Own Story_
> nor his papers, nor
> Carman's manuscript mention him stopping in
> Middletown or climbing a
> steeple. As you know, he made his HQ at Meramede
> (sp) and was with
> burnside there watching the battle. There are a
> number of good views
> from the town of the gaps, in my mind obviating the
> necessity to climb a
> steeple, but nothing that says he didn't. It sounds
> like a local story,
> maybe Valley News Echo c.1962?
> As someone who also lives in an old house that has
> been vinyl-sided,etc.
> I sympathize with you. Didn't realize you could see
> the gaps from your
> porch though, cool.
> Tom Clemens
> Thomas G. Clemens D.A.
> Professor of History
> Hagerstown Community College
> >>> jeffcowvplanning@... 03/25/05 8:46 PM >>>
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