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Re: [TalkAntietam] Re: Log cabin in the Sunken Road

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  • G E Mayers
    There is also discussion of Jerry Summers in Kathleen Ernst s book on Maryland Civilians in the Civil War. Yr. Obt. Svt. G E Gerry Mayers To Be A Virginian,
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      There is also discussion of Jerry Summers in Kathleen Ernst's book on Maryland Civilians in the Civil War.

      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
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      From: "eighth_conn_inf" <eighth_conn_inf@...>
      To: <TalkAntietam@yahoogroups.com>
      Sent: Wednesday, February 24, 2010 3:52 PM
      Subject: [TalkAntietam] Re: Log cabin in the Sunken Road


      Stephen,

      You likely have already seen the article in Catoctin History magazine, issue 11 2009, in which there is a photo and some discussion about Jeremiah Cornelius Summers and his home on Bloody Lane (pp. 20-21)? The name of the article is "The Dignity of Free Men: The Story of Tolson's Chapel in Sharpsburg" by Edie Wallace.

      Larry

      --- In TalkAntietam@yahoogroups.com, Stephen Recker <recker@...> wrote:
      >
      > This is great stuff. Thanks!
      >
      > Was it one building with the Summers and the Lowman family sharing?
      >
      > Stephen
      >
      >
      > On Sunday, November 1, 2009, at 10:03 PM, RoteBaron wrote:
      >
      > >
      > > Stephen,
      > >
      > > Here is a posting that I saved from Ranger Brian Baracz on Aug 28,
      > > 2006 regarding Lowman cabin....
      > >
      > > A recent question to the group asked about a structure in the
      > > background of a photo posted on the NPS Antietam site. Albert Kern
      > > visited the battlefield numerous times and took many great pictures
      > > during the early 1900's. One of his images of the Sunken Road shows a
      > > man standing in the road and in the background is a house on the crest
      > > of a hill right on the Sunken Road. The house in question is that of
      > > Henry Lowman. Lowman bought the land from the Mumma Family in 1873 and
      > > built the home that is in the picture. It was removed by the park in
      > > the late 1970's or early 80's because it was not there during the
      > > battle.
      > >
      > > It has been discovered that the Mumma Family owned quite a bit of
      > > land,even tracts that are west of Maryland Route 65. The Mummas did
      > > own the land on which the 130 PA monument sits today, which is also
      > > where the Lowman Cabin once stood. The park has no doubt that the
      > > building in this picture is that of the Lowman Cabin.
      > >
      > > Tom Shay
      > >
      > > ----- Original Message -----
      > > From: Stephen Recker
      > > To: TalkAntietam@yahoogroups.com
      > > Sent: Sunday, November 01, 2009 11:13 AM
      > > Subject: [TalkAntietam] Log cabin in the Sunken Road
      > >
      > > Anyone know when that log cabin went up? The one just behind the 130th
      > > PA monument. Thanks.
      > >
      > > Stephen
      > >
      > > [Non-text portions of this message have been removed]
      > >
      > >
      >
      >
      > [Non-text portions of this message have been removed]
      >
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