Re: Muster Dates
- Many thanks to Harry's help in finding Dyer on-line. I was able cross-check my green unit
list. Found a number of mistakes. You guys have been a great help here.
Revised Green unit list:
23 Penn Militia (not the 23 Penn as I had before)
118 Penn (marginal... mustered at the end of May)
Now, there are other regiments that are "green" in the "haven't seen combat" sense, but
the ones I am trying to identify are those that have been under arms for only a few weeks
and haven't had a chance to learn the drill, let alone "seen the elephant". The 118 Penn is
on the line here, it has been in for a couple of months. It may have enough training to
escape this list, I need to look into it more.
- Dear Stephen,
One thing is clear...the Sunken Road slide, and I suspect the
others....are meant to be viewed in either a magic lantern or a
stereoscopic viewer of some sort.
This particular photo seems to be one of the more famed post view
views of the Sunken Road. The cabin in the distance is, IIRC,
that built for one of the freed slaves formerly owned by Mr
Piper. The cabin is on the edge of the Piper Farm property.
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: Saturday, February 09, 2008 8:46 AM
Subject: [TalkAntietam] Recher photo dates
>I am trying to date these photos/stereoviews taken by
> E.M. Recher.
> SUNKEN ROAD
> I believe the printing of this stereoview dates from 1880-1882.
> It is
> on a flat orange mount with rounded corners with no list on the
> It is in a series with views of Simon's dedication (1880). I
> have found
> the photo in three books with three different dates for the
> negative -
> 1872, 1877, and 1880. The log cabin is present in a 1904 view
> of the
> 130th PA veterans, so that does not help with the dating.