Re: [TalkAntietam] NC Monument at Fox's Gap and Positions of Garland's Regiments
- Dear Tom,
Thanks for posting that. And I agree!
Yr. Obt. Svt.
G E "Gerry" Mayers
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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: "Thomas Clemens" <clemenst@...>
Sent: Tuesday, April 01, 2008 9:36 AM
Subject: Re: [TalkAntietam] NC Monument at Fox's Gap and
Positions of Garland's Regiments
> A friend who is quite an authority on Fox's Gap sends this for
> a reply:\
> Please allow me to return a favor to the Talk Antietam group.
> The North Carolina Monument is directly adjacent to the last
> position occupied by the 20th N.C.. that is the open field
> immediately south of the monument. The next field south was
> occupied by the 23rd N.C. The 5th N.C. was in the farthest
> field south under the present power lines. Bondurants battery
> was deployed to the left (north) of the 5th N.C. and Rosser's
> 5th Va. Cav. (dismounted), plus two guns of Stuart's Horse
> Artillery to the right (south) of the 5th N.C. The 12th N.C.
> was in reserve to the left of the 5th, eventually they marched
> out into the field and were engaged in the late morning.
> The 13th N.C. remained in the vicinity of Wise's Field and were
> eventually joined in the late morning by Anderson's 2nd and 4th
> Steve should be aware that Priest's maps are highly inaccurate.
> They show the Fox's Gap combat taking place in an area about
> half the actual size of the battlefield.
> Hope this helps,
> Dr. Thomas G. Clemens
> Professor of History
> Hagerstown Community College
>>>> "Steve" <myness@...> 3/31/2008 4:42 PM >>>
> I was hiking around Fox's Gap yesterday (cold!) and saw the NC
> there for the first time. I have been trying to determine the
> of the monument relative to that of the 5th/23rd and 20th NC
> during the fight for the gap. Can anyone clarify this for me?
> I have been reading Priest's "Before Antietam" and decided to
> visit the
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