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  • rotbaron@aol.com
    From Antietam NPS website: Mr. Samuel Mumma, owner of the nearby farm that bears his name, donated land in 1851 for the Dunkers to build their church. He also
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      From Antietam NPS website:

      Mr. Samuel Mumma, owner of the nearby farm that bears his name, donated land in 1851 for the Dunkers to build their church. He also allowed members of the congregation to be buried in the Mumma family cemetery located a few hundred yards to the east of the church.

      Tom Shay

      -----Original Message-----
      From: richard@...
      To: TalkAntietam@yahoogroups.com
      Sent: Mon, 6 Mar 2006 10:38:00 -0500
      Subject: Re: [TalkAntietam] Re: Burning of Mumma farm


      Actually the church sat on Sam's land I believe. He may have even built it
      himself. You might want to check me out on that....

      R.
      ----- Original Message -----
      From: "NJ Rebel" <gerry1952@...>
      To: <TalkAntietam@yahoogroups.com>
      Sent: Sunday, March 05, 2006 6:04 PM
      Subject: Re: [TalkAntietam] Re: Burning of Mumma farm


      > Richard,
      >
      > I did not know that about the Dunkards and Sam Mumma. Interesting that
      > many called the Dunkard Church "St. Mumma's Church"!
      >
      > I do know that any who lost property, crops, etc. to Rebel hands had a
      > very hard time being recompensed.
      >
      > 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
      >
      > ----- Original Message -----
      > From: <richard@...>
      > To: <TalkAntietam@yahoogroups.com>
      > Sent: Sunday, March 05, 2006 5:37 PM
      > Subject: Re: [TalkAntietam] Re: Burning of Mumma farm
      >
      >
      > > It was a tragedy that just kept on taking. If memory serves me,
      > > after the
      > > fight he applied to the Union army for restitution. They said, "We
      > > didn't
      > > burn it -- the Rebels did. Ask them." Later they relented and said
      > > they'd
      > > give him (I think it was) $100.00 if he would swear an oath of
      > > loyalty to
      > > the Union. He refused. Dunkers could swear oaths only to God.
      > >
      > >
      > > ----- Original Message -----
      > > From: "NJ Rebel" <gerry1952@...>
      > > To: <TalkAntietam@yahoogroups.com>
      > > Sent: Sunday, March 05, 2006 3:30 PM
      > > Subject: Re: [TalkAntietam] Re: Burning of Mumma farm
      > >
      > >
      > >> Dear Phil and Stephen,
      > >>
      > >> While Priest is good, I would watch carefully his citations.
      > >>
      > >> IIRC, there is an account of said burning also in TimeLife Voices
      > >> of
      > >> the Civil War: Antietam volume. It was a Sgt in Ripley's Brigade,
      > >> under D H Hill, that was in charge of the party which burned the
      > >> farm.
      > >>
      > >> 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
      > >>
      > >> ----- Original Message -----
      > >> From: "Stephen Recker" <recker@...>
      > >> To: <TalkAntietam@yahoogroups.com>
      > >> Sent: Sunday, March 05, 2006 2:01 PM
      > >> Subject: Re: [TalkAntietam] Re: Burning of Mumma farm
      > >>
      > >>
      > >> > That's just what I was looking for. Thanks!
      > >> >
      > >> > Stephen
      > >> >
      > >> >
      > >> > On Sunday, March 5, 2006, at 01:36 PM, philipkesaris wrote:
      > >> >
      > >> >>
      > >> >> Steve - Schildt's "Drums Along the Antietam" (pp.183-87) has a
      > >> >> nice
      > >> >> account, telling the wonderful story of the 1906 correspondence
      > >> >> between
      > >> >> James Clark of the 3rd North Carolina and Samuel Mumma, Jr.
      > >> >> Clark
      > >> >> felt
      > >> >> badly about what happened. Also, Mike Priest's "Antietam, The
      > >> >> Soldiers'
      > >> >> Battle" has more details of the burning at p. 46. - Phil
      > >> >
      > >> >
      > >> >
      > >> >
      > >> >
      > >> >
      > >> >
      > >> >
      > >>
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