THE BIVOUACS OF THE DEAD notes "the original dedication had been planned for 1879; however, due to an accident one piece had to be retreived from the bottom of the Potomac and this resulted in delaying the dedication until the following year."
THE MONUMENTS AT ANTIETAM states "The monument was first brought to Washington, D.C. by coastal vessel and on to Sharpsburg by barge on the C & O Canal. The statue was pulled over a series of wooden rollers from the canal, 2 and one half miles to the National Cemetery. It was shipped in two pieces and joined at the waist when erected."
Do we know the date when the dip happened?
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Sent: Saturday, April 07, 2007 11:26 AM
Subject: [TalkAntietam] Re: Simon takes a dip
According to the Antietam Administrative History, it looks like only
one piece fell in (based on a letter discussed on p. 36). I checked the
Herald and Torch Light and I searched the New York Times and Chicago
Tribune, and none of them mention Simon going for a swim. That I could
--- In TalkAntietam@yahoogroups.com, Stephen Recker <recker@...> wrote:
> Does anyone know of any photographs or news clippings relative to
> Simon's fall in the Potomac on his way to his resting place in the
> Antietam National Cemetery? Thanks.
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