Re: [TalkAntietam] Ok this is a gettysburg question but it may have happened at Antietam?
This was Maj. Gen. Isaac R. Trimble, a fine, if irascible commander. He
was badly wounded at Second Manassas and so, missed Antietam. He had
the command of the Valley District at the time of Gettysburg but was in
effect a supernumerary. He took over Pender's Div. at Gettysburg, vice
Pender MWIA. He was wounded and capt. in the Pickett-Pettigrew-Trimble
> Several months ago I was reading in one of the American
> Civil War magazines about a Confederate General with out portfolio
> whom was captured at Gettysburg and remained in union hands until the
> end of the war. On my last visit to the battle field park I ask
> several of the park service personnel if they knew the story and had
> any information. To my surprise I was unable to find any information
> and have since been unable to locate the article. As I remember the
> story this General was a bit of rouge and had been with out a command
> for sometime. I believe that he was with the Army of Northern
> Virginia on his own accord and the circumstance was somewhat
> ambiguous as to his capture. For some unknown reason there was never
> an attempt to parole or trade him during his captivity. I would like
> to at least find his name. From there I can do further research.
> Thanks in advance for the information.
> James Mattes