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  • G E Mayers
    Dear Stephen, While cleaning out my Inbox, I saw the email below and wondered if you found anything of interest in Osbourne s autobiography re the 4th NC and
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      Dear Stephen,

      While cleaning out my Inbox, I saw the email below and wondered
      if you found anything of interest in Osbourne's autobiography re
      the 4th NC and especially Fox's Gap and Sharpsburg?

      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: "Stephen Recker" <recker@...>
      To: <TalkAntietam@yahoogroups.com>
      Sent: Sunday, January 27, 2008 3:37 PM
      Subject: Re: [TalkAntietam] RE: [Fox's Gap Question specif re 4th
      NC


      > Gerry,
      >
      > Have you checked out the book "As You May Never See Us Again:
      > The Civil
      > War Letters of George and Walter Battle, 4th North Carolina
      > Infantry"?
      > I've been thinking about checking it out and would love your
      > opinion.
      >
      > I've been doing some research on Edwin Osborne of the 4th NC. I
      > went to
      > UNC Chapel Hill and scanned his autobiography. I'll see if
      > there is
      > anything there.
      >
      > Stephen
      >
      >
      > On Sunday, January 27, 2008, at 09:49 AM, G E Mayers wrote:
      >
      >> Dear Bill,
      >>
      >> I recd. your note last evening and spent the night
      >> contemplating
      >> it.
      >>
      >> Unlike you, I have not been perusing the Confederate and
      >> Federal
      >> reports in the ORs. As you know, my book project is pretty
      >> much
      >> strictly from the Confederate side. The "timeline" if you will
      >> which I posted is a synthesis of all my reading of the last
      >> few
      >> years from other primary sources, including the Battles and
      >> Leaders article by D H Hill, as well as the book "To Drive the
      >> Enemy from Southern Soil" (the letters of F M Parker of the
      >> 30th
      >> NC).
      >>
      >> Mainly what I wanted to know was whether my timeline was a
      >> reasonable reconstruction of events as far as Anderson's NC
      >> Brigade was concerned for Fox's Gap and then their retreat
      >> routes
      >> etc after leaving the mountain the night of September 14th.
      >>
      >> 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: "Bill and Glenna Jo Christen" <gwjchris@...>
      >> To: <TalkAntietam@yahoogroups.com>
      >> Sent: Saturday, January 26, 2008 10:56 AM
      >> Subject: [TalkAntietam] RE: [Fox's Gap Question specif re 4th
      >> NC
      >>
      >> >
      >> > Gerry,
      >> >
      >> > Yes, this is a tall order, How much material from the
      >> > Official
      >> > Records have you studied and documented? <snip>>
      >> > In regard to routes of march, there are only a few roads
      >> > leading from Fox's Gap through Keedysville to Antietam, so
      >> > it
      >> > should be simple to evaluate them by process of elimination.
      >> > It
      >> > did that with the Seventeenth Michigan (Christ's
      >> > Brigade)--along with several day of actually driving and
      >> > walking the entire route.
      >> >
      >> > Bill Christen
      >>
      >>
      >
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