Re: Hello Everybody
- Hi Steve, my name is Coly. I used to live in Maryland and now I live in
In Richard Miller's regimental history, Harvard's Civil War, it mentions
that when the 20th Massachusetts was in Middletown Captain George Macy
was sent back to Washington to pick up recruits. There were also a
couple of officers left behind in Frederick so they could recover from
Typhoid Fever. It also mentions some quotes from the officers in the
regiment. Captain Norwood Hallowell wrote, "[i] The night was made
beautiful by the camp-fires of two hostile armies blazing in all
directions[i/]." Lieutenant Henry Ropes wrote to his father, "[i] Our
force is very large and we are in reserve[/i]" and "[i]in all
probability shall not be engaged in case another battle takes place in a
few days[/i]" The author credits these quotes to something called
The book also states that after the battle of Antietam when Oliver
Wendell Holmes Sr was looking for his wounded son OWH Jr. he traveled
I wish I could be of more help but I hope this helps. Good luck with
> Welcome.[Non-text portions of this message have been removed]
> Do you have a name to share with us? I'm Steve.
> Also...I am writing a history of Middletown, MD during the Civil War
> (4 miles east of South Mountain). In your research on the 20th MA,
> have you come across any first person accounts by members of the 20th
> MA of anything that happened in Middletown as they passed through?
> Steve Bockmiller
- Steve Recker wrote:
>Steve, according to this site,
> Was William McKinley at the dedication of the Maryland Monument at
> Antietam? Thanks.
http://www.sos.state.md.us/mmmc/MMMCBrochure.pdf McKinley and most of
his cabinet were on hand for the dedication.
- Wow. This is great. A million thanks!
On Tuesday, July 24, 2007, at 12:11 PM, barringer63 wrote:
> Steve Recker wrote:
> > Was William McKinley at the dedication of the Maryland Monument at
> > Antietam? Thanks.
> Steve, according to this site,
> http://www.sos.state.md.us/mmmc/MMMCBrochure.pdf McKinley and most of
> his cabinet were on hand for the dedication.
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