Re: Real HWM
- Thank you Tom,
Yes, I am the one who led us around on that snowy day. I think that might
have been the one snow day we had all winter long! Murphy surely conspired
against our trip that day, but at least the pub was warm.
But now as you correctly put it, back to the real High Water Mark,
I have seen several different maps which show somewhat different routes of
approach for Mansfield's XII Corps. Some show him as moving west from the
Line farm across Smoketown Road, then south (which would be along the west
side of S'town Rd), through the gap between the East and North Woods, then
south along the face of the East Woods Others show him as moving south from
the Line Farm (along the west side of S'town Rd) then sweeping right (west)
and coming through the East Woods. Given where he was wounded I tend to
think the latter is probably correct but would appreciate any input the
group might have.