Re: [TalkAntietam] New regiments
because the new regiments were dispersed throughout the army it would
have been impossible to holdthem out of combat, even had McClellan
wished to do so. Certainly it was not really his call anyway as these
units were assigend to brigades, etc. where the commander decided such
things. Some commanders did hold them back, ie. artillery support, etc.
Other new regiments performed well, 13th NJ for example.
The 20 Me was in Humphreys' division, which did not arrive until the
18th, after a forced march from Frederick. JLC never saw the batle of
Antietam, only the aftermath.
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