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  • Michael Peters
    Gerry,   Believe that Coppens was killed along the Hagerstown Pike.   Mike Peters ... From: G E Mayers Subject: Re: [TalkAntietam] re
    Message 1 of 18 , Jul 17, 2009
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      Gerry,
       
      Believe that Coppens was killed along the Hagerstown Pike.
       
      Mike Peters

      --- On Tue, 6/23/09, G E Mayers <gerry1952@...> wrote:


      From: G E Mayers <gerry1952@...>
      Subject: Re: [TalkAntietam] re Murfin and description of Sunken Road fight
      To: TalkAntietam@yahoogroups.com
      Date: Tuesday, June 23, 2009, 9:55 AM


      Dear Michael,

      Thank you for that post; it was very helpful.

      Was not Coppens mortally wounded or killed at the Sunken Road?

      Yr. Obt. Svt.
      G E "Gerry" Mayers






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    • G E Mayers
      Thanks! 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
      Message 2 of 18 , Jul 19, 2009
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        Thanks!

        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: "Michael Peters" <colliszouave@...>
        To: <TalkAntietam@yahoogroups.com>
        Sent: Saturday, July 18, 2009 12:20 AM
        Subject: Re: [TalkAntietam] re Murfin and description of Sunken
        Road fight


        Gerry,

        Believe that Coppens was killed along the Hagerstown Pike.

        Mike Peters

        --- On Tue, 6/23/09, G E Mayers <gerry1952@...> wrote:


        From: G E Mayers <gerry1952@...>
        Subject: Re: [TalkAntietam] re Murfin and description of Sunken
        Road fight
        To: TalkAntietam@yahoogroups.com
        Date: Tuesday, June 23, 2009, 9:55 AM


        Dear Michael,

        Thank you for that post; it was very helpful.

        Was not Coppens mortally wounded or killed at the Sunken Road?

        Yr. Obt. Svt.
        G E "Gerry" Mayers






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      • bdowney@aotw.org
        One more perspective on this: Col. Coppen [sic] was killed almost immediately after getting fire, in the cornfield below the stone barn near bloody lane!
        Message 3 of 18 , Jul 19, 2009
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          One more perspective on this:

          "Col. Coppen [sic] was killed almost immediately after getting fire, in
          the cornfield below the stone barn near bloody lane! Capt. Richard A.
          Waller then assumed command [of 8th Florida Inf] as senior Capt. and was
          also killed with the colors of the regiment draped over his shoulders,
          almost immediately afterward, the flagstaff having been shot in two, &
          the color bearer and color guard beig [sic] all either killed or
          wounded"...
          - postwar letter of former Capt (later Colonel) David Lang, 8th
          Florida, to E. A. Carman, Antietam Battlefield Commission. Transcribed
          by Mr. Studnicki at Civil War Florida
          (http://www.civilwarflorida.com/site/sources/letters/show_letter.php?letterREF=2).


          > -------- Original Message --------
          > Subject: Re: [TalkAntietam] re Murfin and description of Sunken Road
          > fight
          > From: "G E Mayers" <gerry1952@...>
          > Date: Sun, July 19, 2009 8:08 pm
          > To: <TalkAntietam@yahoogroups.com>
          >
          >
          > Thanks!
          >
          > 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: "Michael Peters" <colliszouave@...>
          > To: <TalkAntietam@yahoogroups.com>
          > Sent: Saturday, July 18, 2009 12:20 AM
          > Subject: Re: [TalkAntietam] re Murfin and description of Sunken
          > Road fight
          >
          >
          > Gerry,
          >
          > Believe that Coppens was killed along the Hagerstown Pike.
          >
          > Mike Peters
          >
          > --- On Tue, 6/23/09, G E Mayers <gerry1952@...> wrote:
          >
          >
          > From: G E Mayers <gerry1952@...>
          > Subject: Re: [TalkAntietam] re Murfin and description of Sunken
          > Road fight
          > To: TalkAntietam@yahoogroups.com
          > Date: Tuesday, June 23, 2009, 9:55 AM
          >
          >
          > Dear Michael,
          >
          > Thank you for that post; it was very helpful.
          >
          > Was not Coppens mortally wounded or killed at the Sunken Road?
          >
          > Yr. Obt. Svt.
          > G E "Gerry" Mayers
          >
          >
          >
          >
          >
          >
          > [Non-text portions of this message have been removed]
        • G E Mayers
          Brian, So Coppens unit or brigade was part of the overall Sunken Road fight? Yr. Obt. Svt. G E Gerry Mayers To Be A Virginian, either by birth, marriage,
          Message 4 of 18 , Jul 19, 2009
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            Brian,

            So Coppens' unit or brigade was part of the overall Sunken Road
            fight?

            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: <bdowney@...>
            To: <TalkAntietam@yahoogroups.com>
            Sent: Sunday, July 19, 2009 8:41 PM
            Subject: RE: [TalkAntietam] re Murfin and description of Sunken
            Road fight



            One more perspective on this:

            "Col. Coppen [sic] was killed almost immediately after getting
            fire, in
            the cornfield below the stone barn near bloody lane! Capt.
            Richard A.
            Waller then assumed command [of 8th Florida Inf] as senior Capt.
            and was
            also killed with the colors of the regiment draped over his
            shoulders,
            almost immediately afterward, the flagstaff having been shot in
            two, &
            the color bearer and color guard beig [sic] all either killed or
            wounded"...
            - postwar letter of former Capt (later Colonel) David Lang, 8th
            Florida, to E. A. Carman, Antietam Battlefield Commission.
            Transcribed
            by Mr. Studnicki at Civil War Florida
            (http://www.civilwarflorida.com/site/sources/letters/show_letter.php?letterREF=2).


            > -------- Original Message --------
            > Subject: Re: [TalkAntietam] re Murfin and description of Sunken
            > Road
            > fight
            > From: "G E Mayers" <gerry1952@...>
            > Date: Sun, July 19, 2009 8:08 pm
            > To: <TalkAntietam@yahoogroups.com>
            >
            >
            > Thanks!
            >
            > 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: "Michael Peters" <colliszouave@...>
            > To: <TalkAntietam@yahoogroups.com>
            > Sent: Saturday, July 18, 2009 12:20 AM
            > Subject: Re: [TalkAntietam] re Murfin and description of Sunken
            > Road fight
            >
            >
            > Gerry,
            >
            > Believe that Coppens was killed along the Hagerstown Pike.
            >
            > Mike Peters
            >
            > --- On Tue, 6/23/09, G E Mayers <gerry1952@...> wrote:
            >
            >
            > From: G E Mayers <gerry1952@...>
            > Subject: Re: [TalkAntietam] re Murfin and description of Sunken
            > Road fight
            > To: TalkAntietam@yahoogroups.com
            > Date: Tuesday, June 23, 2009, 9:55 AM
            >
            >
            > Dear Michael,
            >
            > Thank you for that post; it was very helpful.
            >
            > Was not Coppens mortally wounded or killed at the Sunken Road?
            >
            > Yr. Obt. Svt.
            > G E "Gerry" Mayers
            >
            >
            >
            >
            >
            >
            > [Non-text portions of this message have been removed]
          • Brian Downey
            Yes. Georges Augustus Gaston De Coppens was in command of the 8th Florida, in Pryor s Brigade of Anderson s Division. He had been appointed to that Regiment
            Message 5 of 18 , Jul 19, 2009
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              Yes. Georges Augustus Gaston De Coppens was in command of the 8th Florida, in Pryor's Brigade of Anderson's Division. He had been appointed to that Regiment from his own - the 1st Louisiana (Zouaves) Infantry Battalion - by Genl Pryor immediately before the battle due to a lack of field officers present with the 8th FL.

              The 8th FL advanced through Piper's orchard and cornfield toward the Sunken Road. Coppens looks to have been killed on that route.

              His Louisiana Zouaves were under command of his brother Marie Alfred Coppens at Sharpsburg. They fought in Starke's Brigade along the Hagerstown Pike at the Miller Cornfield that morning.

              --- In TalkAntietam@yahoogroups.com, "G E Mayers" <gerry1952@...> wrote:
              >
              > Brian,
              >
              > So Coppens' unit or brigade was part of the overall Sunken Road
              > fight?
              >
              > Yr. Obt. Svt.
              > G E "Gerry" Mayers
              >
            • G E Mayers
              Larry; What do the maps in the Armstrong s book about the Second Corps show for earlier in the Sunken Road action? Especially positions of the regiments in G B
              Message 6 of 18 , Oct 3, 2009
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                Larry;

                What do the maps in the Armstrong's book about the Second Corps
                show for earlier in the Sunken Road action? Especially positions
                of the regiments in G B Anderson's brigade?

                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
              • Thomas Clemens
                G.B. Anderson s brigade was astride the Boonsboro Pike in the low ground between the ridge facing the bridge and Cemetery hill. He had skirmishers out on the
                Message 7 of 18 , Oct 4, 2009
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                  G.B. Anderson's brigade was astride the Boonsboro Pike in the low ground between the ridge facing the bridge and Cemetery hill. He had skirmishers out on the crest of the ridge watching Middle Bridge. They moved to their left a bit to use the ravine for shelter from artillery, but didn't join Rodes' brigade in the lane until shortly before French's atack.


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


                  >>> "G E Mayers" <gerry1952@...> 10/03/09 9:25 PM >>>
                  Larry;

                  What do the maps in the Armstrong's book about the Second Corps
                  show for earlier in the Sunken Road action? Especially positions
                  of the regiments in G B Anderson's brigade?

                  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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