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Re: [TalkAntietam] NC Monument at Fox's Gap and Positions of Garland's Regiments

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  • G E Mayers
    Dear Tom, Thanks for posting that. And I agree! Yr. Obt. Svt. G E Gerry Mayers To Be A Virginian, either by birth, marriage, adoption, or even on one s
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      Dear Tom,

      Thanks for posting that. And I agree!

      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: "Thomas Clemens" <clemenst@...>
      To: <TalkAntietam@yahoogroups.com>
      Sent: Tuesday, April 01, 2008 9:36 AM
      Subject: Re: [TalkAntietam] NC Monument at Fox's Gap and
      Positions of Garland's Regiments


      > Steve,
      > 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
      > N.C.
      >
      > 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
      > monument
      > there for the first time. I have been trying to determine the
      > position
      > of the monument relative to that of the 5th/23rd and 20th NC
      > regiments
      > 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
      > ground.
      >
      > Thanks!
      >
      >
      >
      >
      > [Non-text portions of this message have been removed]
      >
      >
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