Re: [TalkAntietam] re Moxley Sorrel and September 16th (Night)
Apparently your first answer with the link to the work cited did
not come through here.
So, is it a consensus that Priest is again wrong?
Yr. Obt. Svt.
G E "Gerry" Mayers
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Subject: Re: [TalkAntietam] re Moxley Sorrel and September 16th
> two things - other sources talk about a company acting as HQ
> guard for
> Stuart, so it is possible that Sorrell is talking about them
> and not the main body
> of the regiment, and two, Rowland doesn't really say when they
> broke away to
> rejoin Stuart.
> But at face value, Rowland does seem to corroborate your point,
> Sorrell's account.
> Anyone picked up Hopkins' Book; "the Little Jeff" to see what
> he says?
> Supposed to be a pretty complete regimental, or so I've heard.
> I have an interest
> in their old commander, Will Martin, but I can't really justify
> the purchase
> of an eastern unit regimental for what would likely be a couple
> of pages of
> biblio references.
> Dave Powell
> In a message dated 4/3/2009 9:11:05 A.M. Central Standard Time,
> d.essig@... writes:
> Saw that one Dave, sure doesn't put the Legion anywhere near
> the West
> Woods on the 16th, though. Moving from Birkettsville to follow
> to the field (and Richard Anderson, for that matter) places
> south, maybe well south, of the ford at dawn.
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- And we can't forget the raincoat Stonewall had on the night he was shot; it is at the VMI museum and a picture is on their website. It has the two bullet holes in the left sleeve.
--- In TalkAntietam@yahoogroups.com, Dave <gewehr@...> wrote:
> For what it's worth, even though it was very early in the war, when CSA
> Gen Felix Zollicoffer was killed in the battle of Mill Springs in KY on
> Jan 19, 1862, he was wearing either a "white rubber" or "light drab
> overcoat buttoned to the chin." Due to the rain and hanging smoke, he
> managed to ride right through the Federal lines unmolested and was only
> shot when he spoke to a US officer on his way back out. One of the
> accounts said that a US Lt. Col was wearing a similar coat, so nobody
> thought anything about it.
> Dave McGowan
> Thomas Clemens wrote:
> > To parse terms with you for a moment, officers purchase all of their
> > own clothing and equipment and although guidelines are published, a
> > certain lattitude is in what they wear and use. Lee's talma and
> > overalls were likely rubberized and privately purchased. Jackson was
> > wearing a rubberized coat when he was shot.
> > Thomas G. Clemens D.A.
> > Professor of History
> > Hagerstown Community College
> > >>> "Teej Smith" <teej@... <mailto:teej%40nc.rr.com>> 04/04/09
> > 1:01 PM >>>
> > Larry wrote:
> > Teej,
> > I see only Sorrel mentioning this--do you have other sources
> > mentioning raingear?
> > Sorry, no I don't. In fact the only other place I've "over-alls"
> > mentioned was in connection with a Union soldier at Ball's Bluff.
> > Sorrel wrote, "It had rained and he (Lee) was wearing a rubber poncho
> > and over-alls, his body and legs being thus well protected." I suppose
> > they could be the canvas wear you described in your message but that
> > wouldn't be much protection from the rain. But perhaps from the mud?
> > Whatever they were, they must have been loose fitting because later
> > Sorrel wrote that while reaching for his bridle, Lee "tripped in his
> > over-alls and fell forward, not prone, but catching on his hands."
> > Sorrel then went on to describe the nature of Lee's injuries and to
> > note word of his being hurt reached the Northern newspapers which went
> > into great detail as to the nature of his injury. Their report was Lee
> > had been seriously wounded and even went so far as to describe how Lee
> > received his wound. Would like to see that newspaper report. Sorrel
> > confirmed Lee was able to ride a little by the time of Antietam.
> > However, I have seen a letter written by Lee in April 1863 in which he
> > said he was still having problems with one of his hands.
> > Regards,
> > Teej
> > .
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