Re: [TalkAntietam] Re: [Fox's Gap Question specif re 4th NC
- Thanks Teej. I'll check it out then.
On Sunday, January 27, 2008, at 09:35 PM, barringer63 wrote:
> Col. E. A. Osborne wrote the sketch of the 4th N.C. that appears in
> Walter Clark's "Histories of the Several Regiments and Battalions
> from North Carolina in the Great War 1861-'65. As for the book you
> mentioned, the letters are great. Two letter not to be missed were
> written by Walter, one on Sept. 5, 1862 which describes what he saw
> in Loudoun County just before crossing the Potomac into Maryland,
> talks about the straggling, and the weather. The other letter is
> dated Sept. 29, 1862 in which Walter only briefly wrote about the
> battle of Antietam itself but gave a stirring account of how he and
> three other men carried Brig. Gen. Anderson to safety. The book is
> only 124 pages long, contains a roster of Company F, 4th N.C.
> Infantry, has an OK introduction, some pretty good footnotes but no
> index. Most of the letters were written by Walter Battle as his
> brother George "died of wounds in Richmond 6/6/1862."
- Dear Stephen,
While cleaning out my Inbox, I saw the email below and wondered
if you found anything of interest in Osbourne's autobiography re
the 4th NC and especially Fox's Gap and Sharpsburg?
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
----- Original Message -----
From: "Stephen Recker" <recker@...>
Sent: Sunday, January 27, 2008 3:37 PM
Subject: Re: [TalkAntietam] RE: [Fox's Gap Question specif re 4th
> Have you checked out the book "As You May Never See Us Again:
> The Civil
> War Letters of George and Walter Battle, 4th North Carolina
> I've been thinking about checking it out and would love your
> I've been doing some research on Edwin Osborne of the 4th NC. I
> went to
> UNC Chapel Hill and scanned his autobiography. I'll see if
> there is
> anything there.
> On Sunday, January 27, 2008, at 09:49 AM, G E Mayers wrote:
>> Dear Bill,
>> I recd. your note last evening and spent the night
>> Unlike you, I have not been perusing the Confederate and
>> reports in the ORs. As you know, my book project is pretty
>> strictly from the Confederate side. The "timeline" if you will
>> which I posted is a synthesis of all my reading of the last
>> years from other primary sources, including the Battles and
>> Leaders article by D H Hill, as well as the book "To Drive the
>> Enemy from Southern Soil" (the letters of F M Parker of the
>> Mainly what I wanted to know was whether my timeline was a
>> reasonable reconstruction of events as far as Anderson's NC
>> Brigade was concerned for Fox's Gap and then their retreat
>> etc after leaving the mountain the night of September 14th.
>> Yr. Obt. Svt.
>> G E "Gerry" Mayers
>> To Be A Virginian, either by birth, marriage, adoption, or
>> on one's mother's side, is an introduction to any state in the
>> Union, a passport to any foreign country, and a benediction
>> the Almighty God. --Anonymous
>> ----- Original Message -----
>> From: "Bill and Glenna Jo Christen" <gwjchris@...>
>> To: <TalkAntietam@yahoogroups.com>
>> Sent: Saturday, January 26, 2008 10:56 AM
>> Subject: [TalkAntietam] RE: [Fox's Gap Question specif re 4th
>> > Gerry,
>> > Yes, this is a tall order, How much material from the
>> > Official
>> > Records have you studied and documented? <snip>>
>> > In regard to routes of march, there are only a few roads
>> > leading from Fox's Gap through Keedysville to Antietam, so
>> > it
>> > should be simple to evaluate them by process of elimination.
>> > It
>> > did that with the Seventeenth Michigan (Christ's
>> > Brigade)--along with several day of actually driving and
>> > walking the entire route.
>> > Bill Christen
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