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Re: [TalkAntietam] Re: Richardson was son of Israel Putnam?

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  • richard@rcroker.com
    I believe Winfield Scott Hancock took over for Richardson and desperately wanted to push forward. He witnessed the conversation between Mac, Sumner, Franklin
    Message 1 of 35 , Jan 30, 2007
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      I believe Winfield Scott Hancock took over for Richardson and desperately wanted to push forward. He witnessed the conversation between Mac, Sumner, Franklin and (famously) Porter.
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      From: Scott Mingus
      To: TalkAntietam@yahoogroups.com
      Sent: Sunday, January 28, 2007 9:51 AM
      Subject: [TalkAntietam] Re: Richardson was son of Israel Putnam?


      There are a number of period biographies of Putnam available on the
      internet (published between 1818 and 1900). I scanned through a number
      of them, but find no direct connection between the Putnam family and
      the Richardsons, although, as Teej correctly stated, there are
      secondary sources that do claim a relationship, although I have yet to
      see one that purports the actual lineage.

      Richardson's death seemed to "take the starch out" of the Federal
      attack around the Piper Farm. One wonders how different Antietam (and
      perhaps history) would have been if he had not been struck down?





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    • Stephen Recker
      I think this is amazing. It sure isn t talked about much. Stephen
      Message 35 of 35 , Feb 1, 2007
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        I think this is amazing. It sure isn't talked about much.

        Stephen

        On Thursday, February 1, 2007, at 08:54 PM, Tom Shay wrote:

        > Harsh explains the westward movements of I Corps on page 351. Here are
        > two excerpts pertaining to this topic:
        >
        > "....Meade turned left into the open country, but the contours of the
        > ground carried him southwest, rather than south, and the lead brigade
        > under Truman Seymour eventually struck the Smoketown Road".
        >
        > "Instead of turning left and filling the interval to the creek,
        > Doubleday's division continued westward."
        >
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