- Good day all,
I'm new to your group, but not to the subject of Antietam or
Sharpsburg or Cramptons Gap or South Mountain.
I spent much of my youth growing up in both Locust Valley, Maryland
and Jefferson, Maryland [more closer to Burkittsville than Jefferson]
and going to elementary school in Middletown, Maryland and the first
year of Junior High at Middletown High [we are the Knights, the mighty
mighty Knights!]and on up to Hagerstown/Mt. Atena, Maryland to
complete a couple more years of High school there before heading west.
I remember most of the locals there, some whose families had been
there since the days of Antietam and earlier.
I'd walk just about every other weekend in both spring and summer and
fall along the Appellation trail from Cramptons Gap to South Mountain.
One could almost sense the musket fire as a kid while walking along
Now, I live in Southern California and originally moved out here in
1967 and then moved back to D.C. in 1970 and back to California again
in 1974 and have been here ever since.
But, some of the best days of my life were spent right there in
Jefferson [according to the postal, not geographical address].
I look forward to participating and understanding more right along
with everyone here about one of America's most bloodiest days of history.
At present, I'm list owner of
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Bounty-of-Pitcairn/ where we discuss all
aspects of the 'Mutiny On The Bounty' saga. I'm a descendant of the
Bounty's surgeon, hence my yahoo id.
Look forward to going through all the post and catching up.
Thanks for allowing me to be part of your educational discussions.
- I recently acquired a badge for the dedication of what looks to me like
the 20th New York monument just outside the visitor center. The badge
says "Dedicated September 17, 1896". John Schildt's Monuments at
Antietam says that the 20th NY monument was dedicated in 1910. In the
book New York at Antietam it says 1911. I'm at a loss. Anyone know of
any monuments at Antietam that were dedicated on Sept. 17, 1896? Thanks.
- Now that I look at it, I think it may well be the 9th New York monument
badge. That monument was dedicated on May 28, 1897, but I can imagine
that they may have made the badge in anticipation of it being dedicated
the previous fall. Anyway, if anyone has any other info I would love to
hear it. Thanks.
On Saturday, December 3, 2005, at 10:02 AM, Stephen Recker wrote:
> I recently acquired a badge for the dedication of what looks to me like
> the 20th New York monument just outside the visitor center. The badge
> says "Dedicated September 17, 1896". John Schildt's Monuments at
> Antietam says that the 20th NY monument was dedicated in 1910. In the
> book New York at Antietam it says 1911. I'm at a loss. Anyone know of
> any monuments at Antietam that were dedicated on Sept. 17, 1896?
> Stephen Recker