Re: Question on the Bridges over the Antietam
Without having the documentation, it sounds like the 1936 flood was likely the one that did in the steel Middle Bridge.
Terri and I visited east of the Great Falls Tavern area during the 1996 flooding and we were amazed at the level of the Potomac which was flooded over its banks into the canal. The high water marks on the wall at the HF library and on the store wall at White's Ferry always amaze.
--- In TalkAntietam@yahoogroups.com, "Thomas G. Clemens" <tgclemens@...> wrote:
> That year is the highest water mark on the side of the buildings in Harpers Ferry. Interestingly enough, 1996 is not far below it. In 1996 I saw the water over the wall next to Burnside Bridge that year, and it dislodged the drum on top of the 51 PA monument, but did not damage to the bridge itself. Wow.
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> Quite a terrifying adventure for your relatives and sad for your family and the families for the 2,200+ who were killed. I hope to visit there someday.
> According to Wikipedia, there has been major flooding there in subsequent years, including 1894, 1907, and 1924. The most significant flood of the first half of the 20th century was the St. Patrick's Day Flood of March 1936, which also reached Pittsburgh and became known as the Great Pittsburgh Flood of 1936. I wonder if the 1936 flood which affected much of the east coast may have damaged the steel (or iron) Middle Bridge.
- 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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