Re: [TalkAntietam] Longstreet
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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@...>
Sent: Sunday, October 24, 2010 3:23 PM
Subject: Re: [TalkAntietam] Longstreet
> 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.
> On Friday, October 22, 2010, at 09:22 PM, G E Mayers wrote:
>> 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
>> 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?
>> <Annotated Bibliography for Antietam Presentation.doc><EzraCarman.pdf>