Re: Anniversary walks?
- Stephen and All
NPS has uploaded their new Antietam website ...
Concurrent with the posting of the new site, they have also posted the
schedule for the anniversary hikes. From the main page, click the
"Event Schedule" under "Quicklinks." From there you can see the
"Anniversary Hike" link. There will be 3 overview hikes, one for each
of the 3 traditional phases designed for the first time visitor. There
will also be 3 "Antietam in Depth" hikes for a more detailed study.
The new site will take some exploring! Lots of new links, including
the 1961 Antietam Handbook online.
--- In TalkAntietam@yahoogroups.com, Stephen Recker <recker@...> wrote:
> Does anyone know what the schedule is for ranger-led Anniversary walks
> this year? The NPS site says the list will come out in late August, but
> I'm too impatient to wait so I thought I'd ask. Thanks.
The friend I mentioned is a mutual friend of yours: Brad Forbush
bradleyandsue@.... He said the two of you were members of
the Pasadena Civil War Round Table, and gave five talks on the 13th
MA. He was wondering if you still remember his as a "13th MA guy."
Anyway, here's what he wrote. I'll see you at the battlefield on
one of the hikes.
"I have several references to Camp Jackson. That was the 13th Mass.
camp in Williamsport. Oct - Feb. I tried to find the exact spot
two years ago when I traveled to Williamsport, but I think I-81 runs
through it today. I haven't followed up on that yet though with the
Hagerstown Library. I have a book that states the 13th Mass Camped
in the Bowery Woods on Springfield Farm. That is the farm of
Revolutionary War Hero Otho Williams. (I believe his name is
Otho.) I believe his house and barn still stand and are marked as
an historic site in Williamsport, but I don't know specifically
where the Bowery woods were."
--- In TalkAntietam@yahoogroups.com, "Scott Hann"
> Hi Stephen,
> This weekend I was contacted by a historian who is writing a new
> regimental history of the 13th MA. I'll drop him a line and see
> knows where your camp is at. In the meantime, did you check thenot
> regimental history by Charles E. Davis? Also, the veterans of the
> regiment published annual "circulars" which include information
> found in the regimental history. Give me the name of your soldierand
> I'll see what I can find. And if he was a member of Company Bchances
> are I have a photograph of him.