Re: [TalkAntietam] Confederate Signal Stations: local geography and map comment request
Sneden obviously has the road grid inaccurate. His bridge #1 is the
location of Pry's Ford. Keedysville is Kernstown and he has roads
leading places that they did not go. Nevertheless, he show's Bursides
signal station on the ridge between Henry and Noah Rohrbach's farms. He
shows the signal station on Red Hill, but it is labeled Catoctin, which
is at least 14 miles away. He shows a CS signal station on the Grove
Farm, which is news to me, but may be correct. It sat on a hill and was
quite prominent. He has Lee's HQ too far north, but there may indeed be
signal facilities there. He has the retreat route wrong also. I
thought Sneden was with the Third Corps and not present at Antietam.
Does Gaddy suggest he saw the battle?
Thomas G. Clemens D.A.
Professor of History
Hagerstown Community College
>>> bdowney@... 12/05/05 11:44 AM >>>
The friend I mentioned is a mutual friend of yours: Brad Forbush
bradleyandsue@.... He said the two of you were members of
the Pasadena Civil War Round Table, and gave five talks on the 13th
MA. He was wondering if you still remember his as a "13th MA guy."
Anyway, here's what he wrote. I'll see you at the battlefield on
one of the hikes.
"I have several references to Camp Jackson. That was the 13th Mass.
camp in Williamsport. Oct - Feb. I tried to find the exact spot
two years ago when I traveled to Williamsport, but I think I-81 runs
through it today. I haven't followed up on that yet though with the
Hagerstown Library. I have a book that states the 13th Mass Camped
in the Bowery Woods on Springfield Farm. That is the farm of
Revolutionary War Hero Otho Williams. (I believe his name is
Otho.) I believe his house and barn still stand and are marked as
an historic site in Williamsport, but I don't know specifically
where the Bowery woods were."
--- In TalkAntietam@yahoogroups.com, "Scott Hann"
> Hi Stephen,
> This weekend I was contacted by a historian who is writing a new
> regimental history of the 13th MA. I'll drop him a line and see
> knows where your camp is at. In the meantime, did you check thenot
> regimental history by Charles E. Davis? Also, the veterans of the
> regiment published annual "circulars" which include information
> found in the regimental history. Give me the name of your soldierand
> I'll see what I can find. And if he was a member of Company Bchances
> are I have a photograph of him.