Re: Question on the Bridges over the Antietam
- If you are still looking for bridge info:
There is a book which gives details about the bridges over the Antietam which can be read on-line:
Helen Ashe Hays, "The Antietam and Its Bridges: The Annals of an Historic Stream," (New York: G.P. Putnam's Sons, 1910.
I saw this on Jim Rosebrock's blog: http://southfromthenorthwoods.blogspot.com/2009/07/there-are-actually-five-bridges-that.html
--- In TalkAntietam@yahoogroups.com, "James" <JWD2044@...> wrote:
> My understanding is that the bridges were built by companies, were they toll bridges?
> One connected to the National Road and the other two seem to have been built to give access to the town.
- Thanks Larry!
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From: "eighth_conn_inf" <eighth_conn_inf@...>
Date: Tue, 21 Dec 2010 12:31:09
Subject: [TalkAntietam] Re: Burnside's murky command
From Eicher,"Civil War High Commands" command assignments for this period:
IX Corps-AOP 20 July 1862 - 3 Aug. 1862; IX Corps Army of VA 3 Aug. 1862 - 3 Sept. 1862; Right Wing AOP 7 Sept. 1862 - 14 Sept. 1862; Left of the Line- AOP 14 Sept. 1862 - 19 Sept. 1862; Defenses of Harpers Ferry-AOP 13 Oct. 1862 - 26 Oct. 1862; AOP 13 Oct. 1862 - 26 Jan. 1863.
--- In TalkAntietam@yahoogroups.com, Troy Cool <troyacool@...> wrote:
> This might be a bit much for this format�but HELP:
> Looking into, and admittedly just scratching this for the first time,�Burnside's Command�role in the AoP during the MD Campaign.� The general narrative has Burnside reverting to Corps command after the First Corps seperated on the field at Antietam.� If that's the case why in the ORs on the 8th of Oct "Brigadier General Orlando B. Willcox, U. S. Army, supersedes Brigadier General Jacob D. Cox in command of the Ninth Army Corps." and on the 13th Burnside is "assigned to command of the Defenses of Harper's Ferry, W. Va."� Does McClellan quietly revert to using Grand Divisions after the battle or does Burnside continue to serve in an ambiguous role until he takes command of Harper's Ferry?� Will continue to investigate but looking for input.
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