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Re: [TalkAntietam] Longstreet

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  • G E Mayers
    Steve... Actually Longstreet was all over the field on September 17th...from the left centre to the right... if you read the Carman MS. Yr. Obt. Svt. G E
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      Steve...

      Actually Longstreet was all over the field on September 17th...from the left centre to the right... if you read the Carman MS.

      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
      ----- Original Message -----
      From: "Stephen Recker" <recker@...>
      To: <TalkAntietam@yahoogroups.com>
      Sent: Sunday, October 24, 2010 3:23 PM
      Subject: Re: [TalkAntietam] Longstreet


      > Gerry,
      >
      > WADR, I am aware of Harsh and Carman, I was wondering if anyone knew
      > anything specific without my having to dig. It simply occurred to me
      > that Longstreet is never really mentioned in any of his accounts on
      > the right wing of the army, which he commanded. It just got me thinking
      > that he's not mentioned a lot and thought I'd see if anyone had any
      > great stories about where he was. Thanks.
      >
      > Stephen
      >
      > On Friday, October 22, 2010, at 09:22 PM, G E Mayers wrote:
      >
      >> Steve:
      >>
      >> WOW!! You do not pull lightly do you?
      >>
      >> To answer your three questions, I would suggest:
      >>
      >> 1. Taken at the Flood by Joe Harsh, who just recently passed away,
      >> that covers the entire campaign including the battle;
      >> 2. The Ezra Carman battle manuscript (specifically on the battle) can
      >> be downloaded from the Internet; I have attached the pdf file here for
      >> your review. (It is at least seventy pages of small type etc...so be
      >> prepared to be reading for a while!!!!!)
      >> 3. While Longstreet's own memoirs can be confusing, FMTA is a good
      >> source as is the memoir of G Moxley Sorrel. The excellent book about
      >> the Washington Artillery by William Minor Owen has some good anecdotal
      >> information as does the articles in Battles and Leaders of the Civil
      >> War.
      >> 4. Also attached is a personal bibliographic reading list I prepared
      >> to go with a presentation I put together about the Maryland Campaign
      >> to give to CWRT groups.
      >>
      >> I hope all this helps! And may I ask the reason(s) for the questions
      >> about Longstreet during the Maryland Campaign???
      >>
      >> 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
      >> ----- Original Message -----
      >> From: "Stephen Recker" <>
      >> To: <TalkAntietam@yahoogroups.com>
      >> Sent: Friday, October 22, 2010 8:00 PM
      >> Subject: [TalkAntietam] Longstreet
      >>
      >>
      >>> 1. Where was he during the battle?
      >>>
      >>> 2. Where was he during the campaign?
      >>>
      >>> 3. What are the best sources for Longstreet during the MD Campaign?
      >>>
      >>> Thanks,
      >>> Stephen
      >>>
      >> <Annotated Bibliography for Antietam Presentation.doc><EzraCarman.pdf>
      >
      >
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