Matt, here is the link to Trail's dissertation, from Larry's post #5874
(it is a direct download link):
I think it will answer a lot of questions, it sure did for me.
Matt Reardon wrote:
> Thanks everyone.
> I have tried to contact the NPS, never got a response back. I also
> went to Post #5938, linked there was a book about the US Signal Corps.
> My next question probably won't have an answer. Why does the NPS
> continue to tell people that the 9th NY advanced the farthest at that
> point when we all know they didn't? And why do they get their
> monument on the park guide map?
> Why is one units monument better than any of the others?
> Just a little side note. My interest in these monuments stems from my
> relation with the 8th Connecticut. It was my g-g-g grandfathers first
> battle. He served in Co. G.
> Thanks again,
> --- On Sun, 11/22/09, G E Mayers <gerry1952@...
> <mailto:gerry1952%40verizon.net>> wrote: