Re: Confederate Signal Stations: local geography and map comment request
- Dave, Gerry and Tom...
Dave...thanks for the reference. I will check into it.
The two church steeples in Middletown look essentially as they did
during the Civil War. The "cone" of the Lutheran Church steeple is
much taller than that on the reformed church, which makes it more
prominent, but I think the bell platforms on both are fairly close in
elevation. Another thing to ponder is that the Reformed Church was
more on the upslope of a hill (now the cemetery behind it) and I
would think that its steeple might be harder to see from the station
on Catoctin than the Lutheran one. More evidence that pushes me
toward the Lutheran Church. I will follow up on your referrals, and
thanks for the help.
Gerry....I didn't pick up on that you were referring to the Lutheran
Church in Sharpsburg and not Middletown. Sorry for the mix up.
Tom...I haven't changed the email address out of laziness. It is
cryptic enough where it doesn't appear as an "official" email address
for Jefferson...so I just continued to use it for things like this.
I have been meaning to switch it out, and will do so in the next week
or so when I have time.
Thanks to all.
(not Jeff!!) :-)
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.