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  • G E Mayers
    Dear Tom, Thank you...please keep me posted..... Yr. Obt. Svt. G E Gerry Mayers To Be A Virginian, either by birth, marriage, adoption, or even on one s
    Message 1 of 47 , Mar 26 6:30 AM
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      Dear Tom,

      Thank you...please keep me posted.....

      Yr. Obt. Svt.
      G E "Gerry" Mayers

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      Subject: Re: [TalkAntietam] Re: Bees in the Bloody Lane


      > Gerry,
      >
      > I'm reading Armstrong's book now, but am only at AOP's arrival
      > at Frederick.
      >
      > I am not sure why Chapter 2 (Corps d'Armee) belongs in a study
      > of the II Corps. It is essentially a basic review of CW
      > armaments, formations, and tactics. Perhaps some of this
      > infomation will offer insight (in later chapters) regarding the
      > experiences of Sumner's units on the battlefield.
      >
      > As an avid student of II Corps at Antietam, I've given
      > battlewalks of each of those divisions' attacks and welcome the
      > additional material in this book. The author provides
      > exceptional detail on the II Corps' units, leaders, and their
      > routes of march as they move thru Maryland .
      >
      > Tom Shay
      >
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      > From: "G E Mayers" <gerry1952@...>
      >
      > Dear Tom,
      >
      > Thanks! If you have a copy of Armstrong's new book (and I would
      > be shocked if you did not, knowing you!), how does what Carman
      > says square with what Vince Armstrong has unearthed?
      >
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    • RoteBaron
      Gerry, I was referring to the counterattack by 27th NC & 3rd ARK after Bloody Lane fell. It s covered by Sears on pg 250 of LANDSCAPE TURNED RED, but Armstrong
      Message 47 of 47 , Apr 10, 2008
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        Gerry,

        I was referring to the counterattack by 27th NC & 3rd ARK after Bloody Lane fell. It's covered by Sears on pg 250 of LANDSCAPE TURNED RED, but Armstrong provides far more detail.

        Tom Shay

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        From: G E Mayers
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        Sent: Thursday, April 10, 2008 2:55 PM
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        Tom,

        The Rebel counterattacks before the collapse or after the
        collapse of the CSA center?

        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
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        Sent: Thursday, April 10, 2008 2:51 PM
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        > I'm partcularly impressed with Armstrong's thorough accounting
        > of the actions of French and Richardson's regiments after the
        > Sunken Road is taken. Their maneuverings to react to 27th NC &
        > 3rd ARK are complex and worthy of a future field hike.
        >
        > After the total collapse of the Sunken Road position, it's
        > amazing that the Rebel counterattack managed to reach the
        > Roulette Farmstead. The maps are critical to understanding the
        > flow of this fight..
        >
        > Tom Shay
        >
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        > From: "Steve" <myness@...>
        > Mr. Armstrong signed my copy and also showed me the detailed
        > maps he
        > used, which are reproduced in miniature throughout the book -
        > IIRC, he
        > used the Cope maps as a basis and then added details or
        > additional maps
        > as needed to fully detail the actions of the 2nd Corps.
        >
        > I just finished his "Disaster in the West Woods," which appears
        > to be a
        > condensed version of "Unfurl Those Colors." He makes valid
        > points
        > defending Sumner's decision to commit Sedgwick in the West
        > Woods, but
        > still takes him to task for the unwieldy formation used in the
        > attack.
        > He offers quite a different perspective from Sears, who has a
        > very low
        > opinion of the 2nd Corps commander.
        >
        > I fully expect Armstrong's new book to challenge my
        > understanding of
        > the battle, and look forward to visiting the field again with
        > some new
        > perspectives.
        >
        > Steve
        >
        >
        >
        >
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