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Re: [TalkAntietam] re CS units at SUnken Road and R D Parker

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  • G E Mayers
    Ok. Parker must have had some connection to the battle... Hmm..... Yr. Obt. Svt. G E Gerry Mayers To Be A Virginian, either by birth, marriage, adoption, or
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      Ok.

      Parker must have had some connection to the battle... Hmm.....

      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: "Thomas Clemens" <clemenst@...>
      To: <TalkAntietam@yahoogroups.com>
      Sent: Monday, March 23, 2009 11:24 AM
      Subject: Re: [TalkAntietam] re CS units at SUnken Road and R D
      Parker


      As I said, yes, but no mention is made of him that i have found
      so far. No letters from him to Carman that I know of, no mention
      in the Official History of the Battlefield, nothing in the 1,300
      odd letters and maps I have in my datbase. Zip. I am too busy
      to work on this angle right now, but let me know if you find
      anything.


      Thomas G. Clemens D.A.
      Professor of History
      Hagerstown Community College


      >>> "G E Mayers" <gerry1952@...> 03/23/09 10:51 AM >>>
      Brian does have a good listing of maps on his site, but I do not
      know if the maps will help determine the ridge Hughes was talking
      about.

      Per your comment about Cope not physically going to the field but
      sending team members....could that also apply to requesting
      information from surviving veterans? If so, maybe Parker was part
      of such a team.

      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: "Thomas Clemens" <clemenst@...>
      To: <TalkAntietam@yahoogroups.com>
      Sent: Monday, March 23, 2009 9:02 AM
      Subject: Re: [TalkAntietam] re CS units at SUnken Road and R D
      Parker


      Sorry, must have been watching Castaway and subliminally wrote
      Wilson instead of Parker.
      I haven't studied Hughes letter particularly, but recommend you
      look at the Battlefield Board maps on-line to answer your
      question. I am sure Brian has a link on the site somewhere.


      Thomas G. Clemens D.A.
      Professor of History
      Hagerstown Community College


      >>> "G E Mayers" <gerry1952@...> 03/22/09 10:18 PM >>>
      Dear Tom,

      Further to my earlier response.... as per the snipped below...is
      there any way to determine for sure which ridge J B Hughes of
      11th AL was talking about? It is pretty obvious he is looking
      northerly of the sunken road.

      Not sure whom you mean by Wilson? BTW did a google search of "R D
      Parker, Downers Grove, Illinois" and got an eBay hit for a June
      1937 issue of National Geographic magazine. Interesting!

      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: "Thomas Clemens" <clemenst@...>
      To: <TalkAntietam@yahoogroups.com>
      Sent: Sunday, March 22, 2009 8:37 PM
      Subject: Re: [TalkAntietam] re CS units at SUnken Road and R D
      Parker


      <snip>Your men were about 100
      yards in our front and just over the brow of a low ridge which
      ridge extended from south east to northwest. I contended that we
      were in the angle where I have marked. <snip>
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