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Re: [TalkAntietam] McClellan's after action reports

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  • G E Mayers
    Harry, Generally I would agree. However, in the case of Mac, it is pretty blatant. Yr. Obt. Svt. G E Gerry Mayers To Be A Virginian, either by birth,
    Message 1 of 35 , Feb 1, 2007
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      Harry, Generally I would agree.

      However, in the case of Mac, it is pretty blatant.

      Yr. Obt. Svt.
      G E "Gerry" Mayers

      To Be A Virginian, either by birth, marriage, adoption, or even on
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      From: "Harry Smeltzer" <hjs21@...>
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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: "Thomas Clemens" <clemenst@hagerstown
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      >> 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!!!!!!!!!!!
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      > Yr. Obt. Svt.
      > G E "Gerry" Mayers
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      > 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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