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Re: [TalkAntietam] Confederate Signal Stations: localgeography and map comment request

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  • G E Mayers
    Dear Tom, Gaddy s article on the AOtW website says, IIRC, Sneden was in Washington City during the Maryland Campaign. What I wonder is how he go so much
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      Dear Tom,

      Gaddy's article on the AOtW website says, IIRC, Sneden was in Washington
      City during the Maryland Campaign. What I wonder is how he go so much
      "correct" if he was not there, despite all the flaws?

      Very respectfully,
      G E "Gerry" Mayers

      "As an American citizen I prize the Union very highly
      and know of no personal sacrifice that I would not make
      to preserve it, save that of honour."
      --Robt. E. Lee, Letter to Rooney Lee, 3 December 1860

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      From: "Thomas Clemens" <clemenst@...>
      To: <TalkAntietam@yahoogroups.com>
      Sent: Saturday, December 10, 2005 8:39 PM
      Subject: Re: [TalkAntietam] Confederate Signal Stations: localgeography and
      map comment request


      > Brian,
      > 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?
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      > Thomas G. Clemens D.A.
      > Professor of History
      > Hagerstown Community College
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