Re: [TalkAntietam] Re: Richardson was son of Israel Putnam?
You are absolutely correct. And if you really want to know, that
action by Mac to place Winnie Boy in command of Richardson's division
set him on the track towards his undying fame merited at Gettysburg.
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
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Sent: Tuesday, January 30, 2007 10:29 PM
Subject: 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
> 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
> of them, but find no direct connection between the Putnam family
> the Richardsons, although, as Teej correctly stated, there are
> secondary sources that do claim a relationship, although I have yet
> 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
> perhaps history) would have been if he had not been struck down?
> [Non-text portions of this message have been removed]
- 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."