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  • G E Mayers
    Gang, 150 years ago today men from the North and from the South were locking in a most sanguinary contention in the farm fields, wood lots and pastures around
    Message 1 of 4 , Sep 17, 2012
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      Gang,

      150 years ago today men from the North and from the South were locking in a most sanguinary contention in the farm fields, wood lots and pastures around the small Western Maryland village of Sharpsburg.

      Brian Downey, who moderates the TalkAntietam group, has an excellent attempt to remember all those who fell on this date 150 years ago.

      Go to http://behind.aotw.org/ for more information.

      May they all rest in peace; Peace to their ashes!

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

      "True patriotism sometimes requires of men to act exactly contrary, at one period, to that which it does at another, and the motive which impels them--the desire to do right--is precisely the same. The circumstances which govern their actions change; and their conduct must conform to the new order of things." -- Robert E. Lee




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    • gwalden@cfl.rr.com
      Respect to the memory of all the casualties, North and South, and especially today to the memory of Private George Washington Pence, Co. H 3rd Arkansas
      Message 2 of 4 , Sep 17, 2012
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        Respect to the memory of all the casualties, North and South, and
        especially today to the memory of Private George Washington Pence, Co. H
        3rd Arkansas Infantry, who was wounded and captured during the attack of
        the 3rd Arkansas and 27th North Carolina against the right flank of
        French's Division in the fields east of the Mumma lane. My g-g-g-uncle,
        George Pence was a member of the Blackburn Guards from Kentucky.
        http://antietam.aotw.org/exhibit.php?exhibit_id=438

        Respectfully,
        Greg Walden

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        From: G E Mayers gerry1952@...
        Date: Mon, 17 Sep 2012 10:17:29 -0400
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        Subject: [TalkAntietam] 150 years ago today


        Gang,

        150 years ago today men from the North and from the South were locking in a
        most sanguinary contention in the farm fields, wood lots and pastures
        around the small Western Maryland village of Sharpsburg.

        Brian Downey, who moderates the TalkAntietam group, has an excellent
        attempt to remember all those who fell on this date 150 years ago.

        Go to http://behind.aotw.org/ for more information.

        May they all rest in peace; Peace to their ashes!

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

        "True patriotism sometimes requires of men to act exactly contrary, at one
        period, to that which it does at another, and the motive which impels
        them--the desire to do right--is precisely the same. The circumstances
        which govern their actions change; and their conduct must conform to the
        new order of things." -- Robert E. Lee




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      • 128thpa@comcast.net
        150 years ago, my 128th Pa guys got torn up in the East Woods and Cornfield. Thinking of their Colonel Samuel Croasdale, Pvt George Saxon and others who were
        Message 3 of 4 , Sep 17, 2012
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          150 years ago, my 128th Pa guys got torn up in the East Woods and Cornfield. Thinking of their Colonel Samuel Croasdale, Pvt George Saxon and others who were killed that day and the many other casualties.


          Paula

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        • G E Mayers
          I would like to also remember Captain William Thomas Marsh, commanding the Fourth North Carolina at the Sunken Road. Mortally wounded in the head during the
          Message 4 of 4 , Sep 17, 2012
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            I would like to also remember Captain William Thomas Marsh, commanding the Fourth North Carolina at the Sunken Road. Mortally wounded in the head during the fight, he dies five to seven days later. He is buried in his hometown of Beaufort, NC.

            I have a transcription of perhaps the last letter he wrote, at the very start of the campaign, if anyone would be interested in reading.

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

            "True patriotism sometimes requires of men to act exactly contrary, at one period, to that which it does at another, and the motive which impels them--the desire to do right--is precisely the same. The circumstances which govern their actions change; and their conduct must conform to the new order of things." -- Robert E. Lee





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            Respect to the memory of all the casualties, North and South, and
            especially today to the memory of Private George Washington Pence, Co. H
            3rd Arkansas Infantry, who was wounded and captured during the attack of
            the 3rd Arkansas and 27th North Carolina against the right flank of
            French's Division in the fields east of the Mumma lane. My g-g-g-uncle,
            George Pence was a member of the Blackburn Guards from Kentucky.
            http://antietam.aotw.org/exhibit.php?exhibit_id=438

            Respectfully,
            Greg Walden

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            From: G E Mayers gerry1952@...
            Date: Mon, 17 Sep 2012 10:17:29 -0400
            To: cwdg@yahoogroups.com, TalkAntietam@yahoogroups.com
            Subject: [TalkAntietam] 150 years ago today

            Gang,

            150 years ago today men from the North and from the South were locking in a
            most sanguinary contention in the farm fields, wood lots and pastures
            around the small Western Maryland village of Sharpsburg.

            Brian Downey, who moderates the TalkAntietam group, has an excellent
            attempt to remember all those who fell on this date 150 years ago.

            Go to http://behind.aotw.org/ for more information.

            May they all rest in peace; Peace to their ashes!

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

            "True patriotism sometimes requires of men to act exactly contrary, at one
            period, to that which it does at another, and the motive which impels
            them--the desire to do right--is precisely the same. The circumstances
            which govern their actions change; and their conduct must conform to the
            new order of things." -- Robert E. Lee

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