Re: [TalkAntietam] Re: Richardson was son of Israel Putnam?
- 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
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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- I think this is amazing. It sure isn't talked about much.
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."