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Re: [TalkAntietam] Croasdale's Knoll

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  • G E Mayers
    Dear Paula, Thanks! When I had a friend there on the field the day of the Illumination (we did some touring beforehand), I think I might have seen the
    Message 1 of 4 , Jan 18, 2010
      Dear Paula,

      Thanks! When I had a friend there on the field the day of the
      Illumination (we did some touring beforehand), I think I might
      have seen the monument, but not sure.

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

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      Sent: Monday, January 18, 2010 2:28 PM
      Subject: [TalkAntietam] Croasdale's Knoll




      Hi Gerry, it's not a secret, the Knoll is located where the 12th
      Pa Cav monument is on Mansfield Ave.

      Years ago a group of us went looking for it (including Tom
      Clemens). Do you remember that Tom? While we thought we had the
      right area, the smoking gun came when I read this after our
      exploration:



      Second Brigade of the Pennsylvania Reserves at Antietam , 1908,
      Address given by Colonel Oliver C. Bosbyshell, Secretary of the
      Antietam Battlefield Commission, at the dedication of the 128th
      Pa monument on Sept. 17, 1906, page 105.



      "... Whilst away on yonder knoll where your good
      colonel[Croasdale]lost his life, stands the fine figure of a
      'Calvalryman' to honor the 12th Cavalry regiment."



      Paula







      Paula,

      On a separate issue, could you tell me...privately if you
      wish...where Croasdales Knoll on the Antietam battlefield is?

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



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