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Re: [TalkAntietam] Sherlock Holmes and Antietam

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  • G E Mayers
    Tom, Interesting theories, no matter which way you look at it. I agree with you as regards Jeremy Brett...by far the BEST Holmes ever! Yr. Obt. Svt. G E
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      Tom,

      Interesting theories, no matter which way you look at it. I agree
      with you as regards Jeremy Brett...by far the "BEST" Holmes ever!

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

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      From: "Thomas Clemens" <clemenst@...>
      To: <TalkAntietam@yahoogroups.com>
      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
      point
      out an interesting connection between the detective and the
      battle of
      Antietam. Sir Arthur Conan Doyle gave the detective the last name
      of
      Holmes because he was a fan of Oliver Wendell Holmes Sr. His son
      Oliver
      Wendell Holmes Jr. was an officer in the Army of the Potomac and
      was
      seriously wounded at the battle of Antietam.
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