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  • John Priest
    Great - contact me by private e-mail. Mike Priest ... From: NJ Rebel To: TalkAntietam@yahoogroups.com
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      Great - contact me by private e-mail. Mike Priest

      -----Original Message-----
      From: NJ Rebel <gerry1952@...>
      To: TalkAntietam@yahoogroups.com <TalkAntietam@yahoogroups.com>
      Date: Tuesday, July 17, 2001 8:49 PM
      Subject: Re: [TalkAntietam] Antietam Trip Report


      >Mike--
      >
      >Thank you for your offer. You can count on me to take you up on
      >it sometime soon. However, with getting ready for a nine day trip
      >to French Canada looming at the end of this week, perhaps
      >sometime in August I might be able to swing such a trip
      >financially and materially.
      >
      >I just need to decided whether I want to make it an overnight,
      >i.e. Saturday to Sunday, or a one day trip, i.e. a Saturday or a
      >Sunday, and making for a very long day...
      >
      >I will keep you posted. Perhaps best to do so by private email.
      >
      >Your humble servant,
      >Gerry Mayers
      >Co. B, "Tom Green Rifles",
      >Fourth Regiment, Texas Volunteer Infantry
      >
      >"I know of no fitter resting-place for a soldier than the field
      >on which he has nobly laid down his life." --General Robert
      >Edward Lee
      >
      >
      >----- Original Message -----
      >From: "John Priest" <priesjoh@...>
      >To: <TalkAntietam@yahoogroups.com>
      >Sent: Tuesday, July 17, 2001 7:23 AM
      >Subject: Re: [TalkAntietam] Antietam Trip Report
      >
      >
      >> Gerry:
      >>
      >> Give me a call. I am under John Priest in the local directory
      >for
      >> Washington Co. MD
      >>
      >> Mike Priest
      >>
      >>
      >> -----Original Message-----
      >> From: NJ Rebel <gerry1952@...>
      >> To: TalkAntietam@yahoogroups.com <TalkAntietam@yahoogroups.com>
      >> Date: Monday, July 16, 2001 7:39 PM
      >> Subject: Re: [TalkAntietam] Antietam Trip Report
      >>
      >>
      >> >Tom--
      >> >
      >> >Sounds like you had one fantastic weekend! I am green with
      >envy!
      >> >
      >> >I should try to arrange for Mike Priest to meet me at the Old
      >> >Mountain Inn to do the same for the South Mountain fight at
      >> >Turner's and Fox's Gaps for the North Carolinians of Hill's
      >> >division for my book....
      >> >
      >> >Your humble servant,
      >> >Gerry Mayers
      >> >Co. B, "Tom Green Rifles",
      >> >Fourth Regiment, Texas Volunteer Infantry
      >> >
      >> >"I know of no fitter resting-place for a soldier than the
      >field
      >> >on which he has nobly laid down his life." --General
      >Robert
      >> >Edward Lee
      >> >
      >> >
      >> >----- Original Message -----
      >> >From: "David Lutton" <dunkerch@...>
      >> >To: <TalkAntietam@yahoogroups.com>
      >> >Sent: Monday, July 16, 2001 6:54 PM
      >> >Subject: Re: [TalkAntietam] Antietam Trip Report
      >> >
      >> >
      >> >> Tom,
      >> >>
      >> >> That all day hike on the 17th sounds great, I'd better go
      >into
      >> >training now
      >> >> for it!
      >> >> Please post where the tour went at Harpers Ferry. I for one
      >> >would be most
      >> >> interested.
      >> >>
      >> >> David Lutton
      >> >> ----- Original Message -----
      >> >> From: <rotbaron@...>
      >> >> To: <TalkAntietam@yahoogroups.com>
      >> >> Sent: Monday, July 16, 2001 9:07 AM
      >> >> Subject: [TalkAntietam] Antietam Trip Report
      >> >>
      >> >>
      >> >> > I spent Thursday thru Saturday with a group touring the
      >> >Maryland Campaign.
      >> >> > Weather for all those days was superb (low 80's, breezy,
      >and
      >> >dry).
      >> >> >
      >> >> > I was at Antietam VC on Thursday and spoke with Ranger
      >Keith
      >> >Snyder. He
      >> >> noted
      >> >> > they are planning a full-day hike of the battlefield for
      >Sept
      >> >17, 2001. It
      >> >> > will start at VC and proceed to North Woods, then head
      >south.
      >> >Lunch at
      >> >> Piper
      >> >> > Farm will be followed by hike south to Burnside's bridge.
      >> >> >
      >> >> > I spent that afternoon walking the grounds of Roulette
      >Farm
      >> >and other
      >> >> > favorite spots. Our gathering began Thursday night with a
      >> >talk by Dennis
      >> >> > Frye. I had heard Dennis give a similar talk many years
      >ago
      >> >(with
      >> >> Compuserve
      >> >> > Forum). More on its content in a later post.
      >> >> >
      >> >> > On Friday, we began with a tour of Harper's Ferry by
      >Dennis
      >> >Frye. He took
      >> >> us
      >> >> > to some areas I'd never visited before and gave a great
      >> >overview of the
      >> >> > actions.
      >> >> >
      >> >> > Next, Mike Preist guided us around Fox's Gap. Mike took us
      >> >into the
      >> >> outback
      >> >> > where I'd never dared go before. He sure knows that ground
      >> >and gave us a
      >> >> > great description of the action in the various fields as
      >we
      >> >explored the
      >> >> > ground north and south of the Reno Monument.
      >> >> >
      >> >> > Next we went to Crampton's Gap. There, we were treated to
      >a
      >> >great lunch
      >> >> > cooked on-the-spot by Cajun Cooking of Hagerstown. These
      >guys
      >> >do a great
      >> >> job
      >> >> > and I recommend their service to any groups.
      >> >> >
      >> >> > Mike led us down the gap to the AME Church as we discussed
      >> >the Union
      >> >> attack
      >> >> > up through Whipp's Ravine. Many trees have been cleared
      >that
      >> >blocked the
      >> >> view
      >> >> > from the summit and one may soon be able to view the
      >valley
      >> >again. Next,
      >> >> we
      >> >> > walked the long road at base of mountain where the initial
      >> >defense was
      >> >> made
      >> >> > by Rebs. Mike was very thorough in pointing out the unit
      >> >positions, fence
      >> >> > lines, homes, and terrain at time of the battle.
      >> >> >
      >> >> > We next headed for Turner's Gap and walked down the
      >> >Appalachian Trail
      >> >> along
      >> >> > the Rebel right. That night Ted Alexander spoke about the
      >CSA
      >> >offensives
      >> >> of
      >> >> > 1862. On Saturday, Mike hiked the entire Antietam
      >battlefield
      >> >with us!
      >> >> >
      >> >> > I will post some additional comments and questions later
      >this
      >> >week.
      >> >> >
      >> >> > Tom Shay - Cressona, PA
      >> >> >
      >> >> >
      >> >> >
      >> >> >
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