Re: a favor
There is a passage in "Common Soldier, Uncommon War: Life as a
Cavalryman in the Civil War" by Sidney Morris Davis about Confederate
sginals on Sugarloaf: On the top of the mountain they had established
a signal station whre we could see the different flags waved at
intervals during the entire day," page 225.
--- In TalkAntietam@yahoogroups.com, "eighth_conn_inf"
> J. Willard Brown, "The Signal Corps in the War of the Rebellion,"
> (Boston: U.S. Signal Corps Association, 1896; reprint, Baltimore:
> Butternut and Blue, 1996), 325 repeats Carman: "The enemy at once
> occupied the mountain with infantry and artillery, and held it as a
> signal station."
> Larry F.
> --- In TalkAntietam@yahoogroups.com, "Thomas Clemens" <clemenst@>
> > Friends,
> > I am helping out a friend here. We all agree that Confederate
> cavalry captured Sugar Loaf Mountain early in the campaign. Does
> anyone have a reliable information relating to whether Confederates
> utilized the mountain as an observation post before it was
> recaptured. Any references to signal usage, observation, etc? If
> not, why not? Primary sources preferred.
> > Thank you.
> > Thomas G. Clemens D.A.
> > Professor of History
> > Hagerstown Community College
- Or how about, "What we have here is a failure to communicate!"
Dr. Thomas G. Clemens
Professor of History
Hagerstown Community College
>>> "eighth_conn_inf" <eighth_conn_inf@...> 2/26/2008 9:32 PM >>>Tom,
I hope to find more as I paw thru some more books. I wonder to whom
the Rebs were signalling? Where were their other stations? Sounds
like a good research topic for a research project: "The Signal
Services during the Maryland Campaign."