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Re: re Murfin and description of Sunken Road fight

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  • 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 1 of 18 , Jul 19 6:25 PM
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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:
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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
      >
    • 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 2 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 3 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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