Re: MD Heights: The Lookout or Observatory
- As usual, Tom is correct. I recently received the following from the
Park Service at HF:
Your note about the "lookout" on Maryland Heights was passed to me. I
believe that the lookout site was very near the location where the
100pound parrott gun would later be enplaced I believe that it was
probably obliterated by the later installation of the gun. That would
obviously place it to the north or north north east of the six gun
Regards, John King
Supervisory Park Ranger
--- In TalkAntietam@yahoogroups.com, "Thomas Clemens" <clemenst@...>
>100 lb Parrott was not there in 1862 and hence they simply called
> Right Ian, I agree it is on or near the summitt of the ridge. The
that area the Lookout.
> Thomas G. Clemens D.A.
> Professor of History
> Hagerstown Community College
> >>> Ian Workman <cwdigger@...> 02/18/09 10:08 PM >>>
> I had always thought that the lookout was where the 100lb Parrott
> was. This was below the crest a little south of the fort. Therewere several
> batteries on that mountain through the years. The park has a few ofthem
> mapped but most are not. The only reason that I know they werethere is due
> to trajectories and lines.mention
> On Wed, Feb 18, 2009 at 7:34 PM, RoteBaron <RoteBaron@...> wrote:
> > Larry,
> > Thanks for the info!
> > Tom Shay
> > ----- Original Message -----
> > From: RoteBaron@... <RoteBaron%40comcast.net>
> > To: TalkAntietam@yahoogroups.com <TalkAntietam%40yahoogroups.com>
> > Sent: Wednesday, February 18, 2009 3:19 PM
> > Subject: [TalkAntietam] MD Heights: The Lookout or Observatory
> > I received a question regarding Maryland Heights. Ford and others
> > the "Lookout". Lt. Binney calls it the "observatory". It is notthe
> > overlook. Do you know about where this was located on MarylandHeights?
> >Lookout in
> > I am not sure that it is the Naval Battery. Ford mentions the
> > his report as wanting to get artillery into it. The Naval Batteryalready
> > had artillery. Ford also states it was on top of the mountain.
> > Tom Shay