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Re: [TalkAntietam] Re: 2nd MD (US) Question (was: thanks)

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  • Mark Smith
    Brian Downey wrote: ... Oops! Missed that part. Brian, you re absolutely right. The Georgians continued to fire away even after the 2nd Maryland
    Message 1 of 8 , May 2, 2001
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      Brian Downey wrote:

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      > What Confederates would these have been? If the 2nd MD was repulsed
      > short of the bridge, and reformed near where they started, then none
      > of the men of that Regt could have been overrun by Confederates. The
      > enemy were all across the creek. That is, unless some of those
      > Georgians counterattacked across the bridge :)
      >

      Oops! Missed that part. Brian, you're absolutely right. The Georgians
      continued to fire away even after the 2nd Maryland withdrew and didn't
      stop until they were ordered to withdraw due to dwindling ammunition.
      Interesting to note that quite a few of the men who held those heights
      for so long were loathed to give it up even after it was obvious they
      could hold no longer. Lt. Col. William R. Holmes, 2nd Ga, rushed to the
      creek's edge waving his sword and shouting at the Federals until he was
      killed, his body "riddled" with bullets. 17 members of Co. H, 20th Ga.,
      were captured and barely escaped being executed on the spot by the
      intervention of Lt. Col. Thomas Bell, 28th Ohio, Bell himself was killed
      minutes later by a fragment of an exploding shell as he watered his
      horse from the creek.

      Teej
    • TR Livesey
      ... The fact that their right was being turned didn t help much either ;) Regards, TR Livesey westwood@enteract.com
      Message 2 of 8 , May 2, 2001
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        Mark Smith wrote:

        > Oops! Missed that part. Brian, you're absolutely right. The Georgians
        > continued to fire away even after the 2nd Maryland withdrew and didn't
        > stop until they were ordered to withdraw due to dwindling ammunition.

        The fact that their right was being turned didn't help much either ;)

        Regards,
        TR Livesey
        westwood@...
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