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  • eighth_conn_inf
    Just read that a car hit a monument today near the Sharpsburg Pike and then a stone wall. Any news on the monument? The driver did not do well. Larry
    Message 1 of 12 , Oct 18, 2009
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      Just read that a car hit a monument today near the Sharpsburg Pike and then a stone wall.

      Any news on the monument? The driver did not do well.

      Larry
    • G E Mayers
      What Sharpsburg Pike? Rte 65 or 64 to Boonsboro? Yr. Obt. Svt. G E Gerry Mayers To Be A Virginian, either by birth, marriage, adoption, or even on one s
      Message 2 of 12 , Oct 18, 2009
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        What Sharpsburg Pike? Rte 65 or 64 to Boonsboro?

        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: "eighth_conn_inf" <eighth_conn_inf@...>
        To: <TalkAntietam@yahoogroups.com>
        Sent: Sunday, October 18, 2009 7:03 PM
        Subject: [TalkAntietam] Auto v. Antietam Monument


        Just read that a car hit a monument today near the Sharpsburg
        Pike and then a stone wall.

        Any news on the monument? The driver did not do well.

        Larry
      • RoteBaron
        From Hagerstown Herald-Mail (October 18, 2009)..... Driver dies after Sharpsburg Pike accident SHARPSBURG - The driver of a vehicle involved in an accident
        Message 3 of 12 , Oct 18, 2009
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          From Hagerstown Herald-Mail (October 18, 2009).....

          Driver dies after Sharpsburg Pike accident

          SHARPSBURG - The driver of a vehicle involved in an accident Sunday morning on Sharpsburg Pike was pronounced dead at Washington County Hospital, according to a Maryland State Police news release.

          It is not clear what caused the accident that resulted in the death of John Robert Miller, 86, of Bakersville Road, Boonsboro, Sgt. Andrew Smith said Sunday night.

          A passenger in the car, Patsy Miller, 81, of Boonsboro, was in fair condition Sunday night at Washington County Hospital, Smith said.

          A 1992 Buick LeSabre being driven by John Robert Miller was northbound near 5604 Sharpsburg Pike when it ran off the right roadside and struck a mailbox and drainage ditch, according to the state police. The vehicle then went airborne and struck a monument before overturning into a stone wall, police said. It came to rest on its roof.

          The accident just south of the Antietam National Battlefield visitors center was reported at 11:22 a.m., a Washington County 911 dispatcher said.

          Posted by: Tom Shay


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        • Dave
          Looking at it on Google Map, it seems to be at the entrance of Bloody Lane, on NPS property. He must have been flying. Dave McGowan
          Message 4 of 12 , Oct 18, 2009
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            Looking at it on Google Map, it seems to be at the entrance of Bloody
            Lane, on NPS property. He must have been flying.

            Dave McGowan


            RoteBaron wrote:
            >
            >
            > From Hagerstown Herald-Mail (October 18, 2009).....
            >
            > Driver dies after Sharpsburg Pike accident
            >
            > SHARPSBURG - The driver of a vehicle involved in an accident Sunday
            > morning on Sharpsburg Pike was pronounced dead at Washington County
            > Hospital, according to a Maryland State Police news release.
            >
            > It is not clear what caused the accident that resulted in the death of
            > John Robert Miller, 86, of Bakersville Road, Boonsboro, Sgt. Andrew
            > Smith said Sunday night.
            >
            > A passenger in the car, Patsy Miller, 81, of Boonsboro, was in fair
            > condition Sunday night at Washington County Hospital, Smith said.
            >
            > A 1992 Buick LeSabre being driven by John Robert Miller was northbound
            > near 5604 Sharpsburg Pike when it ran off the right roadside and
            > struck a mailbox and drainage ditch, according to the state police.
            > The vehicle then went airborne and struck a monument before
            > overturning into a stone wall, police said. It came to rest on its roof.
            >
            > The accident just south of the Antietam National Battlefield visitors
            > center was reported at 11:22 a.m., a Washington County 911 dispatcher
            > said.
            >
            > Posted by: Tom Shay
            >
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            >
            >
          • RoteBaron
            There is a short video report of the accident at: http://your4state.com/content/video/?cid=84122 Based on what I see, that looks like the Army of Northern
            Message 5 of 12 , Oct 18, 2009
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              There is a short video report of the accident at:
              http://your4state.com/content/video/?cid=84122

              Based on what I see, that looks like the Army of Northern Virginia Monument, which is near Piper Lane. It commemorates Lt Chamberlaine and others who manned an abandoned gun on that spot.

              Tom Shay


              ----- Original Message -----
              From: eighth_conn_inf
              To: TalkAntietam@yahoogroups.com
              Sent: Sunday, October 18, 2009 7:03 PM
              Subject: [TalkAntietam] Auto v. Antietam Monument


              Just read that a car hit a monument today near the Sharpsburg Pike and then a stone wall.

              Any news on the monument? The driver did not do well.

              Larry





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            • Dave
              How do they handle a fatality like that on NPS land? Dave McGowan
              Message 6 of 12 , Oct 18, 2009
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                How do they handle a fatality like that on NPS land?

                Dave McGowan

                RoteBaron wrote:
                >
                >
                > There is a short video report of the accident at:
                > http://your4state.com/content/video/?cid=84122
                > <http://your4state.com/content/video/?cid=84122>
                >
                > Based on what I see, that looks like the Army of Northern Virginia
                > Monument, which is near Piper Lane. It commemorates Lt Chamberlaine
                > and others who manned an abandoned gun on that spot.
                >
                > Tom Shay
                >
                > ----- Original Message -----
                > From: eighth_conn_inf
                > To: TalkAntietam@yahoogroups.com <mailto:TalkAntietam%40yahoogroups.com>
                > Sent: Sunday, October 18, 2009 7:03 PM
                > Subject: [TalkAntietam] Auto v. Antietam Monument
                >
                > Just read that a car hit a monument today near the Sharpsburg Pike and
                > then a stone wall.
                >
                > Any news on the monument? The driver did not do well.
                >
                > Larry
                >
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                >
                >
              • G E Mayers
                Kind of hard to tell from the poor shot of the monument. You can see where the tire marks are but if the driver hit a mailbox first, the one that was filmed
                Message 7 of 12 , Oct 18, 2009
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                  Kind of hard to tell from the poor shot of the monument. You can
                  see where the tire marks are but if the driver hit a mailbox
                  first, the one that was filmed could not be the one that was hit.

                  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: "RoteBaron" <RoteBaron@...>
                  To: <TalkAntietam@yahoogroups.com>
                  Sent: Sunday, October 18, 2009 8:42 PM
                  Subject: Re: [TalkAntietam] Auto v. Antietam Monument


                  > There is a short video report of the accident at:
                  > http://your4state.com/content/video/?cid=84122
                  >
                  > Based on what I see, that looks like the Army of Northern
                  > Virginia Monument, which is near Piper Lane. It commemorates Lt
                  > Chamberlaine and others who manned an abandoned gun on that
                  > spot.
                  >
                  > Tom Shay
                  >
                  >
                  > ----- Original Message -----
                  > From: eighth_conn_inf
                  > To: TalkAntietam@yahoogroups.com
                  > Sent: Sunday, October 18, 2009 7:03 PM
                  > Subject: [TalkAntietam] Auto v. Antietam Monument
                  >
                  >
                  > Just read that a car hit a monument today near the
                  > Sharpsburg Pike and then a stone wall.
                  >
                  > Any news on the monument? The driver did not do well.
                  >
                  > Larry
                  >
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                • G E Mayers
                  Well, since it is Federal installation, I would imagine FBI would get involved as well as armed personnel of NPS. Tom C, what is your take on this? Yr. Obt.
                  Message 8 of 12 , Oct 18, 2009
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                    Well, since it is Federal installation, I would imagine FBI would
                    get involved as well as armed personnel of NPS. Tom C, what is
                    your take on this?

                    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: "Dave" <gewehr@...>
                    To: <TalkAntietam@yahoogroups.com>
                    Sent: Sunday, October 18, 2009 8:52 PM
                    Subject: Re: [TalkAntietam] Auto v. Antietam Monument


                    > How do they handle a fatality like that on NPS land?
                    >
                    > Dave McGowan
                    >
                    > RoteBaron wrote:
                    >>
                    >>
                    >> There is a short video report of the accident at:
                    >> http://your4state.com/content/video/?cid=84122
                    >> <http://your4state.com/content/video/?cid=84122>
                    >>
                    >> Based on what I see, that looks like the Army of Northern
                    >> Virginia
                    >> Monument, which is near Piper Lane. It commemorates Lt
                    >> Chamberlaine
                    >> and others who manned an abandoned gun on that spot.
                    >>
                    >> Tom Shay
                    >>
                    >> ----- Original Message -----
                    >> From: eighth_conn_inf
                    >> To: TalkAntietam@yahoogroups.com
                    >> <mailto:TalkAntietam%40yahoogroups.com>
                    >> Sent: Sunday, October 18, 2009 7:03 PM
                    >> Subject: [TalkAntietam] Auto v. Antietam Monument
                    >>
                    >> Just read that a car hit a monument today near the Sharpsburg
                    >> Pike and
                    >> then a stone wall.
                    >>
                    >> Any news on the monument? The driver did not do well.
                    >>
                    >> Larry
                    >>
                    >> [Non-text portions of this message have been removed]
                    >>
                    >>
                    >
                    >
                  • Thomas Clemens
                    It is a traffic accident on a a state road. It was handled by the local ambulance company, I think Boonsboro Ambulance also went as we heard sirens about that
                    Message 9 of 12 , Oct 19, 2009
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                      It is a traffic accident on a a state road. It was handled by the local ambulance company, I think Boonsboro Ambulance also went as we heard sirens about that time while we were in church. No need for FBI or any feds to handle a traffic accident. The fellow killed was the father of one f our neighbors. He was elderly and I suspect either had a seizure or some medical problem which caused him to lose control of the car. Speed limit there is 40, but maybe he was going a bit faster.

                      Dr. Thomas G. Clemens
                      Professor of History
                      Hagerstown Community College




                      >>> "G E Mayers" <gerry1952@...> 10/18/2009 7:59 PM >>>

                      Well, since it is Federal installation, I would imagine FBI would
                      get involved as well as armed personnel of NPS. Tom C, what is
                      your take on this?

                      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: "Dave" <gewehr@...>
                      To: <TalkAntietam@yahoogroups.com>
                      Sent: Sunday, October 18, 2009 8:52 PM
                      Subject: Re: [TalkAntietam] Auto v. Antietam Monument

                      > How do they handle a fatality like that on NPS land?
                      >
                      > Dave McGowan
                      >
                      > RoteBaron wrote:
                      >>
                      >>
                      >> There is a short video report of the accident at:
                      >> http://your4state.com/content/video/?cid=84122
                      >> <http://your4state.com/content/video/?cid=84122>
                      >>
                      >> Based on what I see, that looks like the Army of Northern
                      >> Virginia
                      >> Monument, which is near Piper Lane. It commemorates Lt
                      >> Chamberlaine
                      >> and others who manned an abandoned gun on that spot.
                      >>
                      >> Tom Shay
                      >>
                      >> ----- Original Message -----
                      >> From: eighth_conn_inf
                      >> To: TalkAntietam@yahoogroups.com
                      >> <mailto:TalkAntietam%40yahoogroups.com>
                      >> Sent: Sunday, October 18, 2009 7:03 PM
                      >> Subject: [TalkAntietam] Auto v. Antietam Monument
                      >>
                      >> Just read that a car hit a monument today near the Sharpsburg
                      >> Pike and
                      >> then a stone wall.
                      >>
                      >> Any news on the monument? The driver did not do well.
                      >>
                      >> Larry
                      >>
                      >> [Non-text portions of this message have been removed]
                      >>
                      >>
                      >
                      >




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                    • Dean Essig
                      Tom, Saw the videotape, but have you seen the damaged monument in person... is it readily salvageable? Obviously, the driver is not, here s hoping the
                      Message 10 of 12 , Oct 19, 2009
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                        Tom,

                        Saw the videotape, but have you seen the damaged monument in
                        person... is it readily salvageable?

                        Obviously, the driver is not, here's hoping the passenger comes through.

                        Dean
                      • Matt B
                        Looks like the monument bewteen the entrance to Bloody Lane and the Piper Farm road.  It s just after you top the hill coming up from Sharpsburg on the right
                        Message 11 of 12 , Oct 19, 2009
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                          Looks like the monument bewteen the entrance to Bloody Lane and the Piper Farm road.  It's just after you top the hill coming up from Sharpsburg on the right hand side, about 1/4 mile or so before the main entrance to the park.  I agree, he would have been flying if he moved that chunk of granite that far off its base.  It's a wonder it didn't tear a hole in the wall.

                          --- On Sun, 10/18/09, G E Mayers <gerry1952@...> wrote:


                          From: G E Mayers <gerry1952@...>
                          Subject: Re: [TalkAntietam] Auto v. Antietam Monument
                          To: TalkAntietam@yahoogroups.com
                          Date: Sunday, October 18, 2009, 8:59 PM


                           



                          Well, since it is Federal installation, I would imagine FBI would
                          get involved as well as armed personnel of NPS. Tom C, what is
                          your take on this?

                          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: "Dave" <gewehr@cinci. rr.com>
                          To: <TalkAntietam@ yahoogroups. com>
                          Sent: Sunday, October 18, 2009 8:52 PM
                          Subject: Re: [TalkAntietam] Auto v. Antietam Monument

                          > How do they handle a fatality like that on NPS land?
                          >
                          > Dave McGowan
                          >
                          > RoteBaron wrote:
                          >>
                          >>
                          >> There is a short video report of the accident at:
                          >> http://your4state. com/content/ video/?cid= 84122
                          >> <http://your4state. com/content/ video/?cid= 84122>
                          >>
                          >> Based on what I see, that looks like the Army of Northern
                          >> Virginia
                          >> Monument, which is near Piper Lane. It commemorates Lt
                          >> Chamberlaine
                          >> and others who manned an abandoned gun on that spot.
                          >>
                          >> Tom Shay
                          >>
                          >> ----- Original Message -----
                          >> From: eighth_conn_ inf
                          >> To: TalkAntietam@ yahoogroups. com
                          >> <mailto:TalkAntieta m%40yahoogroups. com>
                          >> Sent: Sunday, October 18, 2009 7:03 PM
                          >> Subject: [TalkAntietam] Auto v. Antietam Monument
                          >>
                          >> Just read that a car hit a monument today near the Sharpsburg
                          >> Pike and
                          >> then a stone wall.
                          >>
                          >> Any news on the monument? The driver did not do well.
                          >>
                          >> Larry
                          >>
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                          >>
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                        • Thomas Clemens
                          I don t know, maybe I ll ride home that way and look, was too late to do so this morning. Usually there is little $ to replace such things but maybe insurance
                          Message 12 of 12 , Oct 19, 2009
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                            I don't know, maybe I'll ride home that way and look, was too late to do so this morning. Usually there is little $ to replace such things but maybe insurance coverage, etc. can replace it. It honors Lt. Chamberlayne (6th VA, I think) and some infantryman who fired a cannon at Second Corps advance from the Sunken Road. It appeared mysteriously one day in the early 1900's, and that's all I remember without looking it up.



                            >>> Dean Essig <d.essig@...> 10/19/2009 7:59 AM >>>

                            Tom,

                            Saw the videotape, but have you seen the damaged monument in
                            person... is it readily salvageable?

                            Obviously, the driver is not, here's hoping the passenger comes through.

                            Dean




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