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Re: [TalkAntietam] Battery B at South Mountain

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  • David Lutton
    Tom and Mike thanks for the help. I will use the info on my next trip down to Md. David Lutton ... From: Tom Clemens To:
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      Tom and Mike thanks for the help. I will use the info on my next trip down
      to Md.

      David Lutton
      ----- Original Message -----
      From: Tom Clemens <clemens@...>
      To: <TalkAntietam@yahoogroups.com>
      Sent: Thursday, July 19, 2001 10:49 PM
      Subject: Re: [TalkAntietam] Battery B at South Mountain


      > David,
      > There was an article published in 1956 entitled Augustus Buell - Fradulent
      > Historian, that says it all. he was never in Battery B, but passed
      himself off
      > as though he was, and got lots of guys memoirs, which he published. Brian
      > Pohanka and I agree thatthere must be some validity to what he says, but
      little
      > if any from personal experience. BTW, in 1993 a fellow in G-burg magazine
      > refuted the 1956 article, so take your choice.
      > The house is on the Fox's Gap road, about 350 yards downhill from where it
      > strikes the National Road. I don't think the same house is there today,
      but
      > that is best left to the reaal South Mt. scholars.
      >
      >
      > David Lutton wrote:
      >
      > > Tom,
      > >
      > > I was under the impression that Buell joined the Battery in August of
      '63.
      > > I knew he was not at South Mountain and his account of same is derived
      from
      > > others. That aside, his account is collaborated by Solomon Meredith in
      his
      > > report of the action at South Mountain. I believe Lt. Stewart's
      section
      > > was called up to support the advance as the 19th Indiana and the 2nd
      > > Wisconsin moved up the southside of the National Road and the 6th and
      7th
      > > Wisconsin advanced to the North of the road. Col. Meredith mentions a
      round
      > > from the section going through the cabin and dislodging confederates.
      But
      > > looking at various maps of the Gorge area, I couldn't find a clue as to
      > > where Buell and Meredith were speaking. The cabin was supposed to be
      > > somewhere in the front of the 19 Indiana. Any thoughts?
      > >
      > > David Lutton
      > > ----- Original Message -----
      > > From: Tom Clemens <clemens@...>
      > > To: <TalkAntietam@yahoogroups.com>
      > > Sent: Thursday, July 19, 2001 2:13 AM
      > > Subject: Re: [TalkAntietam] Battery B at South Mountain
      > >
      > > > Wow Dave you have picked two myths to focus on.
      > > > Myth One - the Iron Brigade - there were three units fighting at South
      Mt.
      > > that
      > > > thought they were THE Iron Brigade, which one do you mean?
      > > > Myth Two - Buell NEVER served in Battery B 4th US. I know, he wrote a
      > > book, but
      > > > look at his servicerecord sometime. While the letters to him from
      > > "comrades"
      > > > may be factual, he is not to be trusted.
      > > >
      > > >
      > > > David Lutton wrote:
      > > >
      > > > > As the Iron Brigade advanced up the National Road at South Mountain,
      a
      > > > > section of Battery B, 4th US ( incidentally my favorite CW unit) was
      > > brought
      > > > > forward in support. A. Buell in his history of the battery, THE
      > > CANNONEER,
      > > > > and Col. Meredith of the 19th Indiana mention a cabin that was
      occupied
      > > by
      > > > > numerous rebels. The section opened on the cabin and sent one round
      > > into
      > > > > the upper story which quickly flushed out the said cabin of its
      > > southern
      > > > > occupants.
      > > > >
      > > > > Does anyone have any idea where this cabin would have been located?
      > > > >
      > > > > David Lutton
      > > > > ----- Original Message -----
      > > > > From: Tom Clemens <clemens@...>
      > > > > To: <TalkAntietam@yahoogroups.com>
      > > > > Sent: Monday, June 11, 2001 10:50 AM
      > > > > Subject: Re: [TalkAntietam] Carman-Cope
      > > > >
      > > > > > TR,
      > > > > > I am probably telling you things you already know, but I hope you
      have
      > > the
      > > > > > revised 1908 version of the 1904 atlas. Carman made significant
      > > changes
      > > > > in
      > > > > > 1908 and reissued the maps. As Kevin mentioned earlier, I have
      > > finished a
      > > > > > complete transcription of his 1,800 page manuscript and am working
      on
      > > > > > editing, notating and publishing it.
      > > > > >
      > > > > > TR Livesey wrote:
      > > > > >
      > > > > > > Brian Downey wrote:
      > > > > > > >
      > > > > > > > Hi group,
      > > > > > > >
      > > > > > > > I have been wondering for years, but never asked, is there a
      > > > > > > > published source for the Antietam Battlefield Board Papers
      and/or
      > > > > > > > maps? I gather from the grapevine that they may reside in the
      > > secret
      > > > > > > > back-room at the Battlefield Visitor's Center, but I'm ashamed
      to
      > > > > > > > admit I've never actually asked to see.
      > > > > > > >
      > > > > > >
      > > > > > > As far as I know, there is only the 1904 edition of the Atlas,
      > > > > > > of which I am lucky enough to have a copy. It is quite
      spectacular
      > > > > > > (elephant folio) and in color.
      > > > > > >
      > > > > > > I am currently in the process of geo-referencing the troop
      > > placements,
      > > > > > > a task which will take quite some time to complete. Geo
      referencing
      > > > > > > is assigning earth coordinates to features on maps, aerial
      > > photographs,
      > > > > > > or satellite images.
      > > > > > >
      > > > > > > Here is a sample from plate 1 "Daybreak":
      > > > > > >
      > > > > > > http://www.enteract.com/~westwood/atlasClose.jpg
      > > > > > >
      > > > > > > Regards,
      > > > > > > TR Livesey
      > > > > > > westwood@...
      > > > > > >
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