Re: [TalkAntietam] Re: re Sorrel's wounding at Antietam and "Battery Longstreet"
- Dear Teej,
That letter is a good three weeks after Sharpsburg, at which
time, I would expect his wrists to have improved by then. IIRC it
took him almost two months before he could resume total use of
his hands without pain... that is from the time of the injury on
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: "barringer63" <teej@...>
Sent: Friday, January 09, 2009 1:24 PM
Subject: [TalkAntietam] Re: re Sorrel's wounding at Antietam and
Gerry Mayers wrote:
Based on what Harsh writes and as a result of his
> research, I highly doubt Lee was in any shape to do any
> of any kind.
FWIW, on October 2, 1862, Lee wrote a letter to Markie Williams
which he referred to his "accident." He told her that he still
use a secretary to write his correspondence but otherwise was in
- The source of Priest's citation about Lee galloping up, apparently, is a letter from Bart Johnson writing on March 17, 1895 t oteh editor of Confederate Veteran. he says it is in the Lilley collection at the Washington County Library. I'll check it the nexttime I am there, but memory sources 32 years after the event set off my crap detector.
Thomas G. Clemens D.A.
Professor of History
Hagerstown Community College