Re: Muster Dates
- Holy Cow, Tom!
Now I really can't wait for Jake's version of the book to come out.
--- In TalkAntietam@yahoogroups.com, "RoteBaron" <RoteBaron@...> wrote:
> Carman rates the infantry within these levels: Green, Trained, Veteran, Crack, Elite.
> For instance, here is Union 9th Corps:
> NINTH ARMY CORPS Maj Gen. A. E. BURNSIDE
> FIRST DIVISION: Brig. Gen. ORLANDO B. WILLCOX
> First Brigade: Col. BENJAMIN C. CHRIST
> 28th Massachusetts, Capt. Andrew P. Caraher: 217 Trained troops
> 17th Michigan, Col. William H. Withington: 525 Green troops
> 79th New York, Lieut. Col. David Morrison: 193 Trained troops
> 50th Pennsylvania, Maj. Edward Overton: 370 Trained troops
> Second Brigade: Col. THOMAS WELSH
> 8th Michigan, Lieut. Col. Frank Graves: 435 Trained troops
> 46th New York, Lieut. Col. Joseph Gerhardt: 278 Trained troops
> 45th Pennsylvania, Lieut. Col. John I. Curtin: 560 Trained troops
> 100th Pennsylvania, Lieut. Col. David A. Leckey: 356 Trained troops
> Massachusetts Light, Eighth Battery, Capt. Asa M. Cook: 6 mixed guns, 117 Trained
> 2d United States, Battery E, Lieut. Samuel N. Benjmin: 6 20-lb Parrotts, 129 Crack troops
> SECOND DIVISION: Brig. Gen. SAMUEL D. STURGIS
> First Brigade: Brig. Gen. JAMES NAGLE
> 2d Maryland, Lieut. Col. J. Eugene Duryea: 167 Trained troops
> 6th New Hampshire, Col. Simon G. Griffin: 157 Trained troops
> 9th New Hampshire, Col. Enoch Q. Fellows: 710 Green troops
> 48th Pennsylvania, Lieut. Col. Joshua K. Sigfried: 390 Trained troops
> Second Brigade: Brig. Gen. EDWARD FERRERO
> 21st Massachusetts, Col. William S. Clark: 158 Trained troops
> 35th Massachusetts, Col. Edward A. Wild: 750 Green troops
> 51st New York, Col. Robert B. Potter: 338 Trained troops
> 51st Pennsylvania, Col. John F. Hartranft: 333 Trained troops
> Pennsylvania Light, Battery D, Capt. George W. Durell: 6 10-lb Parrotts, 123 Crack
> 4th United States, Battery E, Capt. Joseph C. Clark, jr: 4 10-lb Parrotts, 118 Crack troops
> THIRD DIVISION: Brig. Gen. ISAAC P. RODMAN
> First Brigade: Col. HARRISON S. FAIRCHILD
> 9th New York, Lieut. Col. Edgar A. Kimball: 375 Crack troops
> 89th New York, Maj Edward Jardine: 368 Trained troops
> 103d New York, Maj Benjamin Ringold: 202 Trained troops
> Second Brigade: Col. EDWARD HARLAND
> 8th Connecticut, Lieut. Col. Hiram Appelman: 375 Trained troops
> 11th Connecticut, Col. Henry W. Kingsbury: 430 Green troops
> 16th Connecticut, Col. Francis Beach: 739 Green troops
> 4th Rhode Island, Col. William H. P. Steere: 247 Trained troops
> 5th United States, Battery A, Lieut. Charles P. Muhlenberg: 6 Napoleons, 123 Crack
> KANAWHA (4th) DIVISION: Col. ELIAKIM P. SCAMMON
> First Brigade: Col. HUGH EWING
> 12th Ohio, Col. Carr B. White: 200 Veteran troops
> 23d Ohio, Maj. James M. Comly: 360 Veteran troops
> 30th Ohio, Lieut. Col. Theodore Jones: 342 Veteran troops
> Second Brigade: Col. GEORGE CROOK
> 11th Ohio, Lieut. Col. Augustus H, Coleman: 430 Trained troops
> 28th Ohio, Lieut. Col. Gottfried Becker: 719 Green troops
> 36th Ohio, Lieut. Col. Melvin Clarke: 739 Green Trained troops
> Ohio Light Artillery, First Battery, Capt. James R. McMullin: 6 10-lb James, 129 Veteran
> Kentucky Lt Artillery, Simmonds' Bty, Capt. S. Simmonds: 3 10-lb Parrotts, 98 Veteran
> 2nd New York Light, Battery L, Capt. Jacob Roemer: 6 Ordnance, 98 Green troops
> Tom Shay - Cressona, PA
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: eighth_conn_inf
> To: TalkAntietam@yahoogroups.com
> Sent: Friday, February 01, 2008 9:36 AM
> Subject: [TalkAntietam] Re: Muster Dates
> Looks like "green" may require your imposed definition. If you define
> it as a regiment with a majority of men who have never been in
> combat, then you have a good list already. But as you point out
> then "green" could also then mean a regiment with a majority of men
> who have been together for several months and have drilled, etc.,
> then that is a different kettle of fish (fresh fish). This would
> include most of the heavy artillery units around DC which turned into
> excellent cannon fodder during the Overland Campaign.
> IMO, "green" means a regiment which never has been in combat. But
> arguably a green regiment having drilled together and perhaps had
> marksmanship training would likely be much more effective than
> a "green" one which had none of that. I suppose you could assign a
> number from 1 to 10, 1 being brand new with no experience in anything
> to 10 being a regiment which has been in combat several times. This
> sounds like a great masters thesis topic.
> Larry F.
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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.