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Re: [TalkAntietam] Re: September 14th questions

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  • G E Mayers
    Brian; No problem. I have STS also and will check out the pages Harry mentioned. Yr. Obt. Svt. G E Gerry Mayers To Be A Virginian, either by birth, marriage,
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      Brian;

      No problem.

      I have STS also and will check out the pages Harry mentioned.

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

      To Be A Virginian, either by birth, marriage, adoption, or even on
      one's mother's side, is an introduction to any state in the Union, a
      passport to any foreign country, and a benediction from the Almighty
      God. --Anonymous
      ----- Original Message -----
      From: "Brian Downey" <bdowney@...>
      To: <TalkAntietam@yahoogroups.com>
      Sent: Friday, April 21, 2006 3:25 PM
      Subject: [TalkAntietam] Re: September 14th questions


      >I withdraw my nomination of Wofford as interim commander of the
      > division while Hood was under arrest. It clearly was not he. I
      > should
      > learn not to guess on the fly.
      >
      > I agree with Harry's find from STS. I could find no better answer
      > in
      > a search of materials last night.
      >
      > --- In TalkAntietam@yahoogroups.com, "Harry Smeltzer" <hjs21@...>
      > wrote:
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      >> Harsh, STS, page 57:
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      >> "Longstreet apparently had a penchant for three-brigade divisions,
      > an, at
      >> some point during the Second Manassas Campaign, ha assigned Evans's
      > brigade,
      >> recently arrived from South Carolina, to this [Hood's] division.
      > Whether he
      >> did so intentionally or not, he thereby succeeded Hood in command,
      > because
      >> Evans's commission was of an earlier date. Hood and Evans
      > apparently did
      >> not get along, and on August 31, over a question of captured
      >> wagons,
      > Evans
      >> placed Hood under arrest, where he remained until September 14.
      > Presumably,
      >> although evidence is lacking, Evans commanded the division in the
      >> intervening two weeks."
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      >>
      >> So he says evidence is lacking and logic prevails. I don't think
      > I'm going
      >> to be able to improve on that.
      >>
      >>
      >>
      >> Harry
      >>
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