Re: [TalkAntietam] Re: a favor
- Thanks Larry. So the signal station is apparently there. What did they see and who did the tell? Nobody seems to know. Lee certainly did not seem to know much about the approach of the enmy. He told Davis about the various columns, but could that info come from Stuart? Isn't this strange?
>>> "eighth_conn_inf" <eighth_conn_inf@...> 02/26/08 3:08 PM >>>Tom,
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."