Interesting theories, no matter which way you look at it. I agree
with you as regards Jeremy Brett...by far the "BEST" Holmes ever!
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From: "Thomas Clemens" <clemenst@...>
Sent: Thursday, December 31, 2009 11:27 AM
Subject: Re: [TalkAntietam] Sherlock Holmes and Antietam
Do you have a citation on that? It strikes me I read an article
years ago explaining how Doyle named the famous detective after
two gunners in the royal artillery in India, one named Sherlock
and the other Holmes. I recall it be speculative, but never
heard this story at all.
BTW, I will not be seeing the new movie. Jeremy Brett defined
the role and nobody else hold a candle to him.
Thomas G. Clemens D.A.
Professor of History
Hagerstown Community College
>>> "csh_2088" <csh_2088@...> 12/31/09 1:16 AM >>>
With the new Sherlock Holmes movie coming out I thought I would
out an interesting connection between the detective and the
Antietam. Sir Arthur Conan Doyle gave the detective the last name
Holmes because he was a fan of Oliver Wendell Holmes Sr. His son
Wendell Holmes Jr. was an officer in the Army of the Potomac and
seriously wounded at the battle of Antietam.