Thank you for your kind words. I hope you appreciate the ground
even more now that you have been there and can understand why the
battle, in part, took on the form that it did.
It is hard to believe so many Americans fell in such a
concentrated space...not quite two square miles....
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: "Dave" <gewehr@...>
Sent: Friday, October 31, 2008 11:02 AM
Subject: [TalkAntietam] Thanks to all
> We just got back from Sharpsburg, and I wanted to thank
> everyone for
> their help to make this trip a success. Special thanks goes to
> Clemens who gave us the tip about staying at the Mary Hill
> house, it was
> a fantastic surprise for my wife (and you know that's a good
> Also many thanks to Gerry Mayers who patiently answered my
> questions and
> gave me lots of information. It allowed me to see the field
> with a
> completely new set of eyes (and the lack of crops helped too).
> One of the fun parts was rolling into Cincinnati with a
> truck from the snowfall.
> Dave McGowan