There is also discussion of Jerry Summers in Kathleen Ernst's book on Maryland Civilians in the Civil War.
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From: "eighth_conn_inf" <eighth_conn_inf@...>
Sent: Wednesday, February 24, 2010 3:52 PM
Subject: [TalkAntietam] Re: Log cabin in the Sunken Road
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.
--- 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?
> 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
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