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Re: Coddington of Antietam

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    Tom, I certainly cannot take issue with the view that the Coddington of Antietam has yet to emerge, nor have I gotten into Scott Hartwig s work. And, for
    Message 1 of 117 , Mar 1, 2006
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      Tom,

      I certainly cannot take issue with the view that "the Coddington of
      Antietam" has yet to emerge, nor have I gotten into Scott Hartwig's
      work. And, for that matter, haven't yet picked up (from recent entry
      into this group) what you are doing with the Carman material (and, when
      you refer to his manuscript, whether you are referring specifically to
      his manuscript history of the campaign). But I do have a question for
      you, which might bring me up to speed quickly.

      Before there emerged a Coddington, there was a Bachelder. Can you "size
      up" what Carman (and the Carman papers at LoC) represents for Antietam,
      by comparison with Col. Bachelder for Gettysburg--for example, the
      breadth of his correspondence, the duration of his involvement, the
      depth of detail? Just a gross comparison. My inference is that it is
      less. My interest is narrowly centered on telecommunications, so I am
      always interested in "new" information (the older the better), but that
      interest was not high in contemporary priorities, which tended to
      concentrate on the combat arms. To put the question another way, is the
      Carman material such that it might yield three volumes for Morninghside?
      (Or, to really betray my interest, "did he ever ask questions or receive
      information about the signal presence?")




      without its flaws, but provided the basis for
      > Murfin's work, and Carman had access to Gould's papers, which provided
      > the sources for a lot of Sears' work. Harsh of course used it
      > extensively, as does Hartwig. Whatever editing I do will not add much
      > to Carman, but more explain how and why he wrote what he did, as much
      as
      > it can be ascertained from this point in time.
      >
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    • NJ Rebel
      Tom, Thanks! Yr. Obt. Svt. G E Gerry Mayers ....the powers granted under the Constitution, being derived from the people of the United States, may be
      Message 117 of 117 , Mar 2, 2006
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        Tom,

        Thanks!

        Yr. Obt. Svt.
        G E "Gerry" Mayers

        "....the powers granted under the Constitution, being derived from the
        people of the United States, may be resumed by them, whenever the same
        shall be perverted to their injury or oppression;.."
        Act of State of Virginia adopting the Federal Constitution, 26 June
        1788

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        From: "Thomas Clemens" <clemenst@...>
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        Sent: Thursday, March 02, 2006 12:24 PM
        Subject: Re: [TalkAntietam] Re: Coddington of Antietam


        > No Gerry, strother was no help in that direction, and his account is
        > pretty well known. Strother does verify a Carman sotry about
        > McClellan's headquarters being located in the German Reformed Church
        > in
        > Keedysville from Sept. 15 to the afternoon of the 16. This is the
        > church that is pictured in B&L, and although remodeled i nthe
        > 1890's,
        > still stands today. (I went to Ash Wednesday service there last
        > night)
        > One of their antebellum pastors was Rev. Robert Douglas, father of
        > henry
        > Kyd Douglas.
        > Actually Ethan and I discussed Strother's assertion that McClellan
        > moved his headquarters from the Pry house on the afternoon of the
        > 17th.
        > Hhe concluded, and I agree, that MCClellan and his staff left the
        > house,
        > but hte army HQ was still there until later that night.
        >
        >
        > Thomas G. Clemens D.A.
        > Professor of History
        > Hagerstown Community College
        >
        >
        >
        >>>> gerry1952@... 3/1/2006 9:29:19 PM >>>
        >
        > Thanks Phil.
        >
        > What does "Porte Crayon" actually say in the article? That might be
        > good for Tom to see, especially if it backs up Carman's quote re Lee
        > and then Mac.
        >
        > Yr. Obt. Svt.
        > G E "Gerry" Mayers
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