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Re: [TalkAntietam] George Otott Article in Savas re First Texas and Cornfield

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  • David Lutton
    Todd, I just wanted to dido Tom s comments on your recent post concerning Battery B, 4th US. As usual I was quite impressed with your work. As to the
    Message 1 of 7 , Dec 18, 2001
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      Todd,

      I just wanted to dido Tom's comments on your recent post concerning Battery
      B, 4th US. As usual I was quite impressed with your work. As to the
      possibility of a spring muster, count me in. There is nothing like walking
      Antietam ground with kindred spirits!

      David Lutton
      ----- Original Message -----
      From: TR Livesey <tlivesey@...>
      To: <TalkAntietam@yahoogroups.com>
      Sent: Tuesday, December 18, 2001 11:19 PM
      Subject: Re: [TalkAntietam] George Otott Article in Savas re First Texas and
      Cornfield


      > Gerry,
      >
      > Glad you found the work interesting. :)
      >
      > We should consider trying to do a muster this next sprint,
      > even if only a handful of us can make it.
      >
      > TRL
      >
      > NJ Rebel wrote:
      >
      > > Todd;
      > >
      > > I took some time tonight to read the various webpages you had put
      > > together regarding what Campbell's Battery could see from both a
      > > terrain and LOS perspective. Quite illuminating and informative
      > > indeed. I did not realize that the math for even a single LOS
      > > would be so complicated!
      > >
      > > You have made a tremendous, IMHO, contribution to the
      > > understanding of the battle from a relatively small area of the
      > > field. I can only imagine how historians and other serious
      > > students of the battle would benefit by more such analysis of the
      > > various parts of the field. It would be interesting indeed to
      > > undertake a similar study based on the accounts, etc. from the
      > > participants of both sides in the Sunken Road and Forty Acre
      > > Cornfield sectors. I would also wonder if a similar project as
      > > you undertook for the artillery/infantry action near Miller's
      > > Cornfield would be possible for where Sumner was ambushed in the
      > > West Woods. The various folds of the terrain certainly do make
      > > LOS extremely difficult.
      > >
      > > Excellent work!
      > >
      > > Your humble servant,
      > > Gerry Mayers
      > > Co. B, "Tom Green Rifles",
      > > Fourth Regiment, Texas Volunteer Infantry
      > >
      > > A Proud American by Birth, Southern by Choice!
      > >
      > > "I know of no fitter resting-place for a soldier than the field
      > > on which he has nobly laid down his life." --General Robert
      > > Edward Lee
      > >
      > >
      > > ----- Original Message -----
      > > From: "TR Livesey" <tlivesey@...>
      > > To: <TalkAntietam@yahoogroups.com>
      > > Sent: Friday, December 14, 2001 5:03 PM
      > > Subject: Re: [TalkAntietam] George Otott Article in Savas re
      > > First Texas and Cornfield
      > >
      > >
      > >
      > >>Gerry & group,
      > >>
      > >>Sorry it has taken awhile, but I finally put together some
      > >>
      > > material
      > >
      > >>on the LOS of Battery B's position. This is something a little
      > >>
      > > new;
      > >
      > >>I have drawn maps that show the LOS from a particular point,
      > >>
      > > but
      > >
      > >>the idea of drawing a map that shows the LOS from an aggregate
      > >>set of points (e.g., the region occupied by an entire unit such
      > >>as a regiment or a battery) came to me as I read through your
      > >>
      > > post.
      > >
      > >>The results can be found under
      > >>
      > >>
      > >>
      > > http://www.westwoodgalleries.com/antietam/topo_study/losbattb.htm
      > > l
      > >
      > >>but you will probably want to first read through
      > >>
      > >>
      > >>
      > > http://www.westwoodgalleries.com/antietam/topo_study/los.html
      > >
      > >>and
      > >>
      > >>
      > > http://www.westwoodgalleries.com/antietam/topo_study/losregion.ht
      > > ml
      > >
      > >>which give a long-winded explanation of what I am babbling
      > >>
      > > about.
      > >
      > >>All of these pieces are part of my general analytical study of
      > >>
      > > the
      > >
      > >>battlefield
      > >>
      > > (http://www.westwoodgalleries.com/antietam/topo_study)
      > >
      > >>which is currently in a DRAFT, UNPROOFED, and INCOMPLETE state.
      > >>I add bits and pieces from time to time, this being one of
      > >>
      > > them.
      > >
      > >>All is well here, except that I missed my resolution to finally
      > >>
      > > make it
      > >
      > >>to the Heritage festival this year. Damn lousy economy. How are
      > >>
      > > things
      > >
      > >>on your end?
      > >>
      > >>Regards,
      > >> TRL
      > >>
      > >>NJ Rebel wrote:
      > >>
      > >> > Todd,
      > >> >
      > >> > I agree. The focus of George's article is the First Texas
      > >>
      > > and the
      > >
      > >> > actions of the other units in the division commanded by
      > >>
      > > Hood at
      > >
      > >> > Antietam.
      > >> >
      > >> > However, due to the questions and comments regarding
      > >>
      > > Campbell's
      > >
      > >> > Battery B, Fourth US, do you have a map or series of maps
      > >>
      > > which
      > >
      > >> > would show the LOS and other factors as seen from that
      > >>
      > > particular
      > >
      > >> > artillery position? Might help the current discussion,
      > >> > particularly if you could show the LOS etc from both
      > >>
      > > Federal and
      > >
      > >> > Confederate perspectives vis a vis the Texas Brigade and
      > >>
      > > the
      > >
      > >> > various Federal units they contended against.
      > >> >
      > >> > Just a thought. Hope all is well with you my friend.
      > >> >
      > >> > Your humble servant,
      > >> > Gerry Mayers
      > >> > Co. B, "Tom Green Rifles",
      > >> > Fourth Regiment, Texas Volunteer Infantry
      > >> >
      > >> > A Proud American by Birth, Southern by Choice!
      > >> >
      > >> > "I know of no fitter resting-place for a soldier than the
      > >>
      > > field
      > >
      > >> > on which he has nobly laid down his life." --General
      > >>
      > > Robert
      > >
      > >> > Edward Lee
      > >> >
      > >> >
      > >> > ----- Original Message -----
      > >> > From: "TR Livesey" <tlivesey@...>
      > >> > To: <TalkAntietam@yahoogroups.com>
      > >> > Sent: Saturday, December 01, 2001 11:30 PM
      > >> > Subject: Re: [TalkAntietam] George Otott Article in Savas
      > >>
      > > re
      > >
      > >> > First Texas and Cornfield
      > >> >
      > >> >
      > >> >
      > >> >>David,
      > >> >>
      > >> >>Campbell's battery is mentioned a few times in the
      > >>
      > > article, but
      > >
      > >> >>
      > >> > no
      > >> >
      > >> >>substantial information is given. Naturally, the piece is
      > >>
      > > about
      > >
      > >> >>the 1 TX, that that is where the focus is. Definitly a
      > >>
      > > very
      > >
      > >> >>good read, if you have the chance.
      > >> >>
      > >> >>Regards,
      > >> >> TR Livesey
      > >> >> tlivesey@...
      > >> >>
      > >> >>the 1st TX the main subject
      > >> >>David Lutton wrote:
      > >> >>
      > >> >>>Gerry,
      > >> >>>
      > >> >>>I am not familar with the article mentioned but as my
      > >> >>>
      > >> > interest in the battle
      > >> >
      > >> >>>centers around the action in the cornfield area perhaps
      > >>
      > > you
      > >
      > >> >>>
      > >> > would elaborate
      > >> >
      > >> >>>on it? Any info that Battery B, 4thUS was perhaps
      > >>
      > > involved
      > >
      > >> >>>
      > >> > in would be of
      > >> >
      > >> >>>the greatest interest to me.
      > >> >>>
      > >> >>>David Lutton
      > >> >>>Hollidaysburg Pa
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