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  • Scott D Hann
    Larry, The source is a type-written collection of 15th PA Cavalry letters I discovered at the USAMHI. I m anxious to add a copy of your book to my library.
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      Larry,

      The source is a type-written collection of 15th PA Cavalry letters I
      discovered at the USAMHI.

      I'm anxious to add a copy of your book to my library. Thanks for covering
      this over-looked facet of the Maryland Campaign.

      Scott



      On Fri, May 25, 2012 at 4:54 PM, Larry Freiheit
      <eighth_conn_inf@...>wrote:

      > **
      >
      >
      > Scott,
      >
      > No, I've not seen this book. Very interesting quote about Stockton!
      >
      > Larry
      >
      >
      > ________________________________
      > From: Scott D Hann <sdhann@...>
      > To: TalkAntietam@yahoogroups.com
      > Sent: Friday, May 25, 2012 7:31 PM
      > Subject: Re: [TalkAntietam] Re: Thanks all for your help!
      >
      > Larry, are you familiar with "*Letters Home, Sep. 17, 1862 � Feb. 21, 1865
      >
      > from Pvt. James Hervey Houston Co. D Anderson Cavalry Headquarters Dept.
      > and Army of the Cumberland*, compiled by James H. Houston, Jr., 1997"?
      >
      > There's a brief account of Stockton's death:
      >
      > On the Battlefield. Sept
      >
      > I have been on my horse for
      > four days without any sleep at all night & day. We have been in two
      > skirmishes. One of my friends and myself was on picket and and the Rebels
      > sharpshooters were on the same duty. We were on our horses standing in an
      > open field and one of the sharpshooters spied us and fired and the ball
      > struck my partner in the side and went right through his heart and he
      > turned around on his horse and said oh! oh! and fell back and expired. I
      > call for help and took him off the field. He was sent to Phila to day 18th.
      >
      > Geo. W. Jones and I were on the Battlefield with McCellan. Today our dead
      > men were numerous, but oh the Rebels were awful. They laid three deep one
      > on top of the other. We came back to camp tonight and now it is ten o'clock
      > and George and I are both dropping a line home. It is or will be the first
      > nights sleep we have had for four or five nights as we have been on the go
      > all day and night.
      >
      > I want you to keep in good spirits and pray for my safety for I am in a
      > very dangerous place & hope I may get through safe. Please tell mother I am
      > safe and tell Mrs. Ferry that Tom is safe too. I saw all the boys and none
      > of them have been wounded or killed. They have been hauling all the wounded
      > to Hagerstown to day. The road was lined all day long with the wagons &
      > carriages.
      >
      > I have not received you last letter, it is in Chambersburg. I cannot get it
      > for a day or two until the Battle is over and we get settled down again. I
      > have a great many things to tell but I cannot say them now. I have no more
      > time to spare for I need sleep and rest so bad and you will excuse me I
      > know.
      >
      > On Fri, May 25, 2012 at 12:48 PM, eighth_conn_inf <
      > eighth_conn_inf@...>
      > wrote:
      >
      > >
      > >
      > >
      > >
      > > Scott,
      > >
      > > That is too bad as I did include something about him and it would have
      > > been a good spot to insert his CDV. Maybe if there is a second edition.
      > :-)
      > > Here is part of what I included:
      > >
      > > "Capt. Palmer who had supplied Gov. Curtin and Alexander McClure as well
      > > as McClellan with excellent information about Rebel movements especially
      > > around Hagerstown, was not finished with his services and those of his
      > 15th
      > > Pennsylvania Cavalry recruits. One of Palmer's troopers, Pvt. Frederic J.
      > > Anspach of Co. D, wrote that early on 17 September at Jones's Cross
      > Roads,
      > > as well as in Hagerstown, Palmer rounded up all of his troopers he could
      > > find, and headed for the sound of the guns at Sharpsburg. As they got
      > > closer riding down the Hagerstown Pike, they began to hear the "rattle of
      > > Musketry and the
      > > shriek of shells" so they took down the fence along the pike and headed
      > > east, breaking down from column of fours to twos as they entered the
      > field
      > > heading for the Union firing line. As the column began to file right
      > > paralleling the line of battle, Pvt. Thomas H. Stockton was shot through
      > > the heart and killed. The troopers were directed to form behind the
      > > infantry and allow no one to go to the rear unless wounded, while some
      > were
      > > detailed to assist caring for the wounded."
      > >
      > > Larry
      > >
      > >
      > > --- In TalkAntietam@yahoogroups.com, Scott D Hann <sdhann@...> wrote:
      > > >
      > > > Larry,
      > > >
      > > > I wish I had known about your book sooner. I have a CDV of Pvt. Thomas
      > H.
      > > > Stockton, 15th PA Cavalry who was one of the few cavalry men killed in
      > > the
      > > > battle. Plus, I have a few details about his prior service with the
      > 71st
      > > > PA (discharged due to health, reenlisted in a branch of the service
      > where
      > > > he didn't have to do as much walking), and death. However I'm uncertain
      > > if
      > > > he was killed at the Middle Bridge. Currently the image is on loan to
      > the
      > > > Antietam National Battlefield.
      > > >
      > > > Best wishes,
      > > >
      > > > Scott
      > > >
      > > >
      > > >
      > > > On Fri, May 25, 2012 at 8:35 AM, eighth_conn_inf
      > > > <eighth_conn_inf@...>wrote:
      > > >
      > > > > **
      > >
      > > > >
      > > > >
      > > > > My sincere thanks is due to followers of this site as my book about
      > > > > cavalry during the Maryland Campaign is about to be printed ("Boots
      > and
      > > > > Saddles: Cavalry During the Maryland Campaign of September 1862").
      > > > >
      > > > > Some of you came forward with details about various aspects of the
      > > > > campaign which saved me from tedious digging in obscure files while
      > > others
      > > > > read all or parts of the manuscript and offered comments and
      > > suggestions.
      > > > > Jake Pierro allowed me to see an early copy of his Ezra Carman book,
      > > and
      > > > > Timothy R. Snyder sent me a chapter from his manuscript about the C&O
      > > Canal
      > > > > in the Civil War covering Potomac River fords in detail. Tom Clemens
      > > and
      > > > > Steve French read my entire draft and supplied many helpful
      > > suggestions.
      > > > > Others concentrated on particular chapters: John Frye, Jim Rosebrock,
      > > Tom
      > > > > Ryan, Mark Duderow, Alan Tischler, and Ted Alexander. Some commented
      > on
      > > > > specific segments in the book, supplied materials, and helped clarify
      > > > > issues: Steve Bockmiller, Bill Christen, Steve Cowie, Dean Essig,
      > Terri
      > > > > Freiheit, Dave Gaddy, Philip Laino, Dr. Ronald Limbaugh, Gerry
      > Mayers,
      > > > > Julie Maynard, J.D. Petruzzi, Nicholas Picerno, Dave Powell, Stephen
      > > > > Recker, Brian Richardson, Jim Rosebrock, Tom Sh ay, Teej Smith, Allan
      > > > > Tischler, and Eric Wittenberg.
      > > > >
      > > > > Brian Downey from "Antietam on the Web" allowed use of maps and
      > > > > photographs. For my Harpers Ferry chapter, Michelle Hammer at the
      > > Harpers
      > > > > Ferry Research Library and Dennis Frye supplied invaluable help;
      > > without
      > > > > Ms. Hammer's assistance in supplying materials and other references,
      > > that
      > > > > chapter would not be as detailed.
      > > > >
      > > > > Tom Clemens was very generous in allowing me access to his copies of
      > > > > hundreds of Carman's letters and other materials as well as patiently
      > > > > answering many questions in addition to his review of my entire
      > draft.
      > > Ted
      > > > > Alexander gave me access to the Antietam National Battlefield
      > Library.
      > > > > Craig Swain wrote the tour chapter and drew its maps which greatly
      > > enhance
      > > > > the book.
      > > > >
      > > > > Thanks again to all for your generous commitment of time and
      > > materials! My
      > > > > book should be out by mid-June 2012. I will donate 10% of the sale
      > > price
      > > > > for each book sold to SHAF. Harry Smeltzer will post details about
      > how
      > > to
      > > > > order the book on a link from the SHAF website. http://shaf.org/ It
      > > > > should also be available from Amazon.
      > > > >
      > > > > Larry Freiheit
      > > > >
      > > > >
      > > > >
      > > >
      > > >
      > > >
      > > > --
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