Re: [TalkAntietam] A Balaklava of Their Own - The 7th Maine at Antietam
- The author is a friend of mine, and i was going to call him tonight
anyway. Shall I ask where he got the photo? I will put him in touch
with you if he is amenable to the idea.
Thomas G. Clemens D.A.
Professor of History
Hagerstown Community College
>>> antietamcollector@... 07/24/06 2:16 PM >>>I just picked up the September 2006 issue of "America's Civil War" and
saw one of my favorite Antietam regiments, the 7th Maine, as the
featured article. Is the author, T. Jeff Driscoll, a member of our
site, or does anyone know who I can reach him? I'm curious about the
photo used on page 28. It shows seven unidentified members of the
regiment, and is identical to a photo in my collection.
- Hello Tom,
Years ago I brought my image to the USMHI to be photographed for their
archives, and this is who is credited in the article. I'm wondering
if it was my image that was used, but computer enhanced and a border
added, or if this image exists in another format. Mine is an albumen,
while the one in the article appears to be a CDV or gallery card. For
years I've been trying to identify the men in the image with no luck,
other than the fact that the two men in the back row appear to be
Indians from the Penobscot Tribe.
Thanks for contacting your friend. It's too bad that I didn't know
ahead of time that he was writing his aricle because I could have
provided him with a view of Adj. Haskell (mortally wounded) and an
early war view of Major Hyde.