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RE: [TalkAntietam] McClellan's after action reports

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  • Harry Smeltzer
    Gee, Gerry, do you think this is the only time such a thing happened? I d imagine this is typical for just about everything in the ORs. Harry ... From:
    Message 1 of 35 , Feb 1, 2007
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      Gee, Gerry, do you think this is the only time such a thing happened? I'd
      imagine this is typical for just about everything in the ORs.

      Harry



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      From: TalkAntietam@yahoogroups.com [mailto:TalkAntietam@yahoogroups.com] On
      Behalf Of G E Mayers
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      From: "Thomas Clemens" <clemenst@hagerstown
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      Sent: Thursday, February 01, 2007 11:33 AM
      Subject: Re: [TalkAntietam] McClellan's after action reports

      > It is my belief that Sumner was held in the center to cross the
      > bridge with Porter once Hooker's flankingattack had cleared Dunkard
      > Church plateau. Hooker would then move artillery there to enfilade
      > the Cemetery hill force which blocked Middle Bridge. Once that
      > force feel back, Sumner and Porter were to cross and follow up the
      > retreating Confederate army. Of course that didn't happen and so
      > McClellan wrote his report to say that what did happen was what he
      > intended.
      >
      Boy, talk about CYA!!!!!!!!!!!

      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
      God. --Anonymous





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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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