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Re: [TalkAntietam] Re: [Fox's Gap Question specif re 4th NC

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  • Stephen Recker
    Thanks Teej. I ll check it out then. Stephen
    Message 1 of 7 , Jan 27, 2008
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      Thanks Teej. I'll check it out then.

      Stephen

      On Sunday, January 27, 2008, at 09:35 PM, barringer63 wrote:

      > Stephen,
      >
      > 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."
      >
      > Regards,
      > Teej
    • G E Mayers
      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
      Message 2 of 7 , Jul 7, 2008
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        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@...>
        To: <TalkAntietam@yahoogroups.com>
        Sent: Sunday, January 27, 2008 3:37 PM
        Subject: Re: [TalkAntietam] RE: [Fox's Gap Question specif re 4th
        NC


        > Gerry,
        >
        > 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
        > Infantry"?
        > I've been thinking about checking it out and would love your
        > opinion.
        >
        > 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.
        >
        > Stephen
        >
        >
        > 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
        >> contemplating
        >> it.
        >>
        >> Unlike you, I have not been perusing the Confederate and
        >> Federal
        >> reports in the ORs. As you know, my book project is pretty
        >> much
        >> strictly from the Confederate side. The "timeline" if you will
        >> which I posted is a synthesis of all my reading of the last
        >> few
        >> 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
        >> 30th
        >> NC).
        >>
        >> 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
        >> routes
        >> 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
        >> 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: "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
        >> NC
        >>
        >> >
        >> > 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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