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

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  • Harry Smeltzer
    Use Google, or check out the VC. They had it last time I was there. ... From: TalkAntietam@yahoogroups.com [mailto:TalkAntietam@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of
    Message 1 of 47 , Apr 10 10:52 AM
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      Use Google, or check out the VC. They had it last time I was there.



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      From: TalkAntietam@yahoogroups.com [mailto:TalkAntietam@yahoogroups.com] On
      Behalf Of G E Mayers
      Sent: Thursday, April 10, 2008 1:44 PM
      To: TalkAntietam@yahoogroups.com
      Subject: Re: [TalkAntietam] Re: Bees in the Bloody Lane



      Steve,

      Where can one get Disaster in the West Woods?

      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: "Steve" <myness@comcast. <mailto:myness%40comcast.net> net>
      To: <TalkAntietam@ <mailto:TalkAntietam%40yahoogroups.com> yahoogroups.com>
      Sent: Thursday, April 10, 2008 1:37 PM
      Subject: [TalkAntietam] Re: Bees in the Bloody Lane

      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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    • 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 2:38 PM
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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

        ----- Original Message -----
        From: G E Mayers
        To: TalkAntietam@yahoogroups.com
        Sent: Thursday, April 10, 2008 2:55 PM
        Subject: Re: [TalkAntietam] Re: Bees in the Bloody Lane


        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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        From: <RoteBaron@...>
        To: <TalkAntietam@yahoogroups.com>
        Sent: Thursday, April 10, 2008 2:51 PM
        Subject: Re: [TalkAntietam] Re: Bees in the Bloody Lane

        > 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
        >
        > -------------- Original message --------------
        > 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
        >
        >
        >
        >
        > [Non-text portions of this message have been removed]
        >
        >





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