TR Livesey wrote:
> I presume you mean the Reno Monument marks the northwest corner Wise's field?
Yes, sorry for the confusion...up too late reading e-mails last night.
> Do you have copies of these images you looked at in the NA?
I have large-size photocopies of the maps which had annotations that I highlighted
years ago. I will scan them, but it may have to wait until I get back from Antietam
(leaving wednesday morning).
> I'm going to guess that 1 of the maps you refer to is the Witzleben & von Kamecke Map
> South Mountain, which is reproduced in McElfresh's "Maps and Mapmakers" book, p101.
I do not have that book.
> If we had a nice copy of 1 of these maps, we could superimpose it
> on the 1936 photo and modern maps.
It's curious in that both maps appear to have been made at the same time, but there are
different annotations on each.
> I have taken the 1936 photo and drawn a field of the approx. dimensions
> that you specify:80x190 yards. Does that line up with your expectations?
Yes, but, we need to check the details...perhaps with Fred Wilder Cross' circa early
1920s photographs of the field would help. I have a set of them. I will also send you a
copy of the more modern survey when I get back.