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  • 128thpa@comcast.net
    Thanks for the reminder Gerry .  Paula ... From: G E Mayers To: TalkAntietam Group Sent: Friday,
    Message 1 of 5 , Sep 16 8:28 PM
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      Thanks for the reminder Gerry . 



      Paula



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      From: "G E Mayers" <gerry1952@...>
      To: "TalkAntietam Group" <TalkAntietam@yahoogroups.com>
      Sent: Friday, September 16, 2011 11:17:14 PM
      Subject: [TalkAntietam] RE 149 Years Ago...

      One-hundred-forty-nine years ago....

      1. Soldiers of the Army of the Potomac and the Army of Northern
      Virginia settled down for as much sleep as possible, knowing
      beyond doubt that dawn would bring severe battle. For the
      veterans of both armies, battle would mean many would be sleeping
      under the sod by the next day's ending; for the green troops
      (especially the nine month  units), they had no idea of what they
      were getting into.

      2. Those soldiers in the Union Army First Corps went to bed
      without campfires or the customary coffee, as did just about all
      the soldiers in the Army of the Potomac. for many soldiers in the
      Army of Northern Virginia, especially some of the North
      Carolinians who lost their baggage during the fight at South
      Mountain a few days before, only the stars were their coverlet...
      and then around 9 pm, it started to softly rain.....

      3. At about five thirty o'clock am on the morning of September
      17th, the elephant awoke...and it turned out to be one mean,
      nasty, blood-thirsty elephant indeed!

      4. By day's end on September 17th, Lee's Army of Northern
      Virginia had withstood all the attacks of the larger Army of the
      Potomac, but just barely. That evening about half of the Army of
      Northern Virginia was in earnest search for missing comrades...
      the other half. Losses in the Army of the Potomac had been severe
      as well.....Sedgwick's division of the Second US Army Corps
      pretty much found itself decimated in a fifteen minute fight in
      the West Woods. Earlier fighting in the North Woods, East Woods
      and The Cornfield area saw units of the First Corps and the
      Twelfth Corps, both US Army, lose heavily. The two remaining
      divisions of the Second US Army Corps battered themselves against
      a small but resolute force under Daniel Harvey Hill in the Sunken
      Road near the Piper Farm, gaining not more than a few hundred
      yards despite all the bloodletting... Ambrose Burnside and his
      Ninth Corps came closest to achieving victory for the Union on
      this day, only to be stopped by A P Hill's Light Division after a
      nearly miraculous appearance on the field after a grueling forced
      march up from Harper's Ferry commenced early that morning... "up
      came Hill..."

      5. As an indirect result of the battle fought 149 years ago this
      day (September 16/17), Abraham Lincoln issued a Preliminary
      Proclamation of Emancipation on September 22nd.. thereby changing
      the entire course of the war...

      Let us pause tomorrow (September 17th) and remember the sacrifice
      and valour of boys of both Gray and Blue on the blood soaked
      fields around a sleepy little Maryland village: Sharpsburg.


      Yr. Obt. Svt.
      G E "Gerry" Mayers

      A Yankee by Birth but a Rebel by Choice!



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    • G E Mayers
      Anytime! Also tomorrow is a closer anniversary of WW2 Operation Market Garden..... Yr. Obt. Svt. G E Gerry Mayers A Yankee by Birth but a Rebel by Choice!
      Message 2 of 5 , Sep 16 8:32 PM
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        Anytime! Also tomorrow is a closer anniversary of WW2 Operation Market Garden.....

        Yr. Obt. Svt.
        G E "Gerry" Mayers

        A Yankee by Birth but a Rebel by Choice!


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        From: TalkAntietam@yahoogroups.com [mailto:TalkAntietam@yahoogroups.com]On Behalf Of 128thpa@...
        Sent: Friday, September 16, 2011 11:29 PM
        To: TalkAntietam@yahoogroups.com
        Subject: Re: [TalkAntietam] RE 149 Years Ago...





        Thanks for the reminder Gerry .

        Paula

        ----- Original Message -----

        From: "G E Mayers" <gerry1952@...>
        To: "TalkAntietam Group" <TalkAntietam@yahoogroups.com>
        Sent: Friday, September 16, 2011 11:17:14 PM
        Subject: [TalkAntietam] RE 149 Years Ago...

        One-hundred-forty-nine years ago....

        1. Soldiers of the Army of the Potomac and the Army of Northern
        Virginia settled down for as much sleep as possible, knowing
        beyond doubt that dawn would bring severe battle. For the
        veterans of both armies, battle would mean many would be sleeping
        under the sod by the next day's ending; for the green troops
        (especially the nine month units), they had no idea of what they
        were getting into.

        2. Those soldiers in the Union Army First Corps went to bed
        without campfires or the customary coffee, as did just about all
        the soldiers in the Army of the Potomac. for many soldiers in the
        Army of Northern Virginia, especially some of the North
        Carolinians who lost their baggage during the fight at South
        Mountain a few days before, only the stars were their coverlet...
        and then around 9 pm, it started to softly rain.....

        3. At about five thirty o'clock am on the morning of September
        17th, the elephant awoke...and it turned out to be one mean,
        nasty, blood-thirsty elephant indeed!

        4. By day's end on September 17th, Lee's Army of Northern
        Virginia had withstood all the attacks of the larger Army of the
        Potomac, but just barely. That evening about half of the Army of
        Northern Virginia was in earnest search for missing comrades...
        the other half. Losses in the Army of the Potomac had been severe
        as well.....Sedgwick's division of the Second US Army Corps
        pretty much found itself decimated in a fifteen minute fight in
        the West Woods. Earlier fighting in the North Woods, East Woods
        and The Cornfield area saw units of the First Corps and the
        Twelfth Corps, both US Army, lose heavily. The two remaining
        divisions of the Second US Army Corps battered themselves against
        a small but resolute force under Daniel Harvey Hill in the Sunken
        Road near the Piper Farm, gaining not more than a few hundred
        yards despite all the bloodletting... Ambrose Burnside and his
        Ninth Corps came closest to achieving victory for the Union on
        this day, only to be stopped by A P Hill's Light Division after a
        nearly miraculous appearance on the field after a grueling forced
        march up from Harper's Ferry commenced early that morning... "up
        came Hill..."

        5. As an indirect result of the battle fought 149 years ago this
        day (September 16/17), Abraham Lincoln issued a Preliminary
        Proclamation of Emancipation on September 22nd.. thereby changing
        the entire course of the war...

        Let us pause tomorrow (September 17th) and remember the sacrifice
        and valour of boys of both Gray and Blue on the blood soaked
        fields around a sleepy little Maryland village: Sharpsburg.

        Yr. Obt. Svt.
        G E "Gerry" Mayers

        A Yankee by Birth but a Rebel by Choice!

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        Yahoo! Groups Links

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      • RoteBaron
        Just returned from another great anniversary day at Antietam. As usual, the rangers’ hikes were informative and exhausting (as we hiked most of the fields).
        Message 3 of 5 , Sep 17 6:32 PM
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          Just returned from another great anniversary day at Antietam. As usual, the rangers’ hikes were informative and exhausting (as we hiked most of the fields).

          We had some light rain throughout the morning, which made the fields wet for the remainder of the day. Many scenes from the walks were videotaped and are supposed to become posted on internet (Antietam NPS on Facebook, youtube, etc.) Too tired tonight to even look.

          Tom Shay
          From: G E Mayers
          Sent: Friday, September 16, 2011 11:32 PM
          To: TalkAntietam@yahoogroups.com
          Subject: RE: [TalkAntietam] RE 149 Years Ago...


          Anytime! Also tomorrow is a closer anniversary of WW2 Operation Market Garden.....

          Yr. Obt. Svt.
          G E "Gerry" Mayers

          A Yankee by Birth but a Rebel by Choice!

          -----Original Message-----
          From: mailto:TalkAntietam%40yahoogroups.com [mailto:mailto:TalkAntietam%40yahoogroups.com]On Behalf Of mailto:128thpa%40comcast.net
          Sent: Friday, September 16, 2011 11:29 PM
          To: mailto:TalkAntietam%40yahoogroups.com
          Subject: Re: [TalkAntietam] RE 149 Years Ago...

          Thanks for the reminder Gerry .

          Paula

          ----- Original Message -----

          From: "G E Mayers" <mailto:gerry1952%40verizon.net>
          To: "TalkAntietam Group" <mailto:TalkAntietam%40yahoogroups.com>
          Sent: Friday, September 16, 2011 11:17:14 PM
          Subject: [TalkAntietam] RE 149 Years Ago...

          One-hundred-forty-nine years ago....

          1. Soldiers of the Army of the Potomac and the Army of Northern
          Virginia settled down for as much sleep as possible, knowing
          beyond doubt that dawn would bring severe battle. For the
          veterans of both armies, battle would mean many would be sleeping
          under the sod by the next day's ending; for the green troops
          (especially the nine month units), they had no idea of what they
          were getting into.

          2. Those soldiers in the Union Army First Corps went to bed
          without campfires or the customary coffee, as did just about all
          the soldiers in the Army of the Potomac. for many soldiers in the
          Army of Northern Virginia, especially some of the North
          Carolinians who lost their baggage during the fight at South
          Mountain a few days before, only the stars were their coverlet...
          and then around 9 pm, it started to softly rain.....

          3. At about five thirty o'clock am on the morning of September
          17th, the elephant awoke...and it turned out to be one mean,
          nasty, blood-thirsty elephant indeed!

          4. By day's end on September 17th, Lee's Army of Northern
          Virginia had withstood all the attacks of the larger Army of the
          Potomac, but just barely. That evening about half of the Army of
          Northern Virginia was in earnest search for missing comrades...
          the other half. Losses in the Army of the Potomac had been severe
          as well.....Sedgwick's division of the Second US Army Corps
          pretty much found itself decimated in a fifteen minute fight in
          the West Woods. Earlier fighting in the North Woods, East Woods
          and The Cornfield area saw units of the First Corps and the
          Twelfth Corps, both US Army, lose heavily. The two remaining
          divisions of the Second US Army Corps battered themselves against
          a small but resolute force under Daniel Harvey Hill in the Sunken
          Road near the Piper Farm, gaining not more than a few hundred
          yards despite all the bloodletting... Ambrose Burnside and his
          Ninth Corps came closest to achieving victory for the Union on
          this day, only to be stopped by A P Hill's Light Division after a
          nearly miraculous appearance on the field after a grueling forced
          march up from Harper's Ferry commenced early that morning... "up
          came Hill..."

          5. As an indirect result of the battle fought 149 years ago this
          day (September 16/17), Abraham Lincoln issued a Preliminary
          Proclamation of Emancipation on September 22nd.. thereby changing
          the entire course of the war...

          Let us pause tomorrow (September 17th) and remember the sacrifice
          and valour of boys of both Gray and Blue on the blood soaked
          fields around a sleepy little Maryland village: Sharpsburg.

          Yr. Obt. Svt.
          G E "Gerry" Mayers

          A Yankee by Birth but a Rebel by Choice!

          ------------------------------------

          Yahoo! Groups Links

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        • RoteBaron
          The facebook link for Antietam (including photos from the anniversary weekend) is: http://www.facebook.com/antietamnps?ref=ts#!/antietamnps?closeTheater=1 Tom
          Message 4 of 5 , Sep 18 5:32 PM
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            The facebook link for Antietam (including photos from the anniversary weekend) is:
            http://www.facebook.com/antietamnps?ref=ts#!/antietamnps?closeTheater=1

            Tom Shay



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