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  • Harry Smeltzer
    Specifically in the Sunken Road? None that I know of. ... From: TalkAntietam@yahoogroups.com [mailto:TalkAntietam@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of G E Mayers
    Message 1 of 32 , Mar 16, 2008
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      Specifically in the Sunken Road? None that I know of.



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      From: TalkAntietam@yahoogroups.com [mailto:TalkAntietam@yahoogroups.com] On
      Behalf Of G E Mayers
      Sent: Sunday, March 16, 2008 4:05 PM
      To: TalkAntietam@yahoogroups.com
      Subject: Re: [TalkAntietam] Red Pants - was Unfurl Those Colors - new
      Antietam book



      Dear Harry,

      The 14th Brooklyn saw action up in The Cornfield area earlier in
      the day. The 9th NY (Hawkins' Zouaves) was in the IX Corps
      action/A P Hill's counter attack later in the afternoon and,
      IIRC, the 5th NY was up in the East Woods area earlier in the
      morning.

      In addition to the notation about part of the First Delaware,
      were any other units involved in the Sunken Road fighting wearing
      Zouave uniforming, in whole or in part?

      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: "Harry Smeltzer" <hjs21@comcast. <mailto:hjs21%40comcast.net> net>
      To: <TalkAntietam@ <mailto:TalkAntietam%40yahoogroups.com> yahoogroups.com>
      Sent: Sunday, March 16, 2008 12:00 PM
      Subject: Re: [TalkAntietam] Red Pants - was Unfurl Those Colors -
      new Antietam book

      > Off the top of my head, the 5th & 9th NY and the 14th Brooklyn.
      >
      > Harry
      > ----- Original Message -----
      > From: Stephen Recker
      > To: TalkAntietam@ <mailto:TalkAntietam%40yahoogroups.com> yahoogroups.com
      > Sent: Sunday, March 16, 2008 12:35 PM
      > Subject: [TalkAntietam] Red Pants - was Unfurl Those Colors -
      > new Antietam book
      >
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      > I was surprised to read, in Unfurl, that the men of Company A,
      > the
      > right company of the 1st Delaware, the right-most regiment of
      > Weber's
      > Brigade at the Sunken Road, were wearing their red Zouave
      > pants, and
      > some attributed their high losses to this fact.
      >
      > Who else were wearing red pants at Antietam?
      >
      > Stephen
      >
      > On Sunday, March 16, 2008, at 08:32 AM, G E Mayers wrote:
      >
      > > Dear Stephen,
      > >
      > > Any surprises in the chapter about the Sunken Road fight? If
      > so,
      > > what are they?
      >
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    • Michael Peters
      Stephen, Company B of the 1st Delaware was also a Zouave unit. And somewhere between Gettysburg & the Wilderness, IIRC, the regiment joined the Gibraltar
      Message 32 of 32 , Mar 20, 2008
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        Stephen,

        Company B of the 1st Delaware was also a Zouave unit. And somewhere between Gettysburg & the Wilderness, IIRC, the regiment joined the Gibraltar brigade.

        Mike Peters
        colliszouave@...

        Stephen Recker <recker@...> wrote:
        I was surprised to read, in Unfurl, that the men of Company A, the
        right company of the 1st Delaware, the right-most regiment of Weber's
        Brigade at the Sunken Road, were wearing their red Zouave pants, and
        some attributed their high losses to this fact.

        Who else were wearing red pants at Antietam?

        Stephen


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