Recruiting for the Seventeenth did started in May 1862, but took the entire summer to fill the ranks of each company. The companies from across the came together in August and during the last week of the month were mustered in at the Detroit Barracks.
I believe that there is one sentence in Michigan in the War that mentions Pitman, and he may have been responsible for training (Gallahger's source?). The colonel of the Regiment, William Withington, had been a captain in the First Michigan Infantry (captured at First Manassas and not released until the summer of 1862). A few of the other company officers had seen service during the first year of the war.
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- 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.