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  • Jim, I am sure we can work that out, and I will talk to Ed. Thomas G. Clemens D.A. Professor of History Hagerstown Community College >>> Jim Rosebrock 08/24/10 2:44 PM >>> Hi Ed, Unfortunately I have a tour at Antietam that afternoon which begins at 3PM. I should have checked my schedule more carefully. I would like to catch up with the group afterward and am willing to make the...
    Thomas Clemens Aug 24, 2010
  • No it is stone and brick, not wood, and older than the Dunker Church. Nice thought though. Dr. Thomas G. Clemens Professor of History Hagerstown Community College >>> "Harry Smeltzer" 8/4/2010 5:05 PM >>> I wonder if it's possibly a model of Manor Dunker Church that was a few miles up the road closer to Hagerstown. This is where William Roulette sent his family during the battle...
    Thomas Clemens Aug 5, 2010
  • The church was built in the 1850's, forget the exact year but think it was 1857, on a small plat donated by Sam Mumma. What may be confusing someone isthat after it was destroyed in 1920's a small grocery store was erected on the foundation in the 1930 & 40's which was, I think, a wooden building. But that building was never the Dunkard Church. Thomas G. Clemens D.A. Professor of...
    Thomas Clemens Aug 4, 2010
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  • Not that I know of. Thomas G. Clemens D.A. Professor of History Hagerstown Community College >>> 08/03/10 7:43 PM >>> Folks, On a wargaming board, one guy recently purchased a model of the Church and saw that the model had clapboard siding on the church. I know the church was brick. did it ever have wooden siding? Inquiring minds want to know... Dave Powell [Non-text portions of...
    Thomas Clemens Aug 3, 2010
  • True enough Steve, but you know as well as I do that the NPS had the requirement to perform a 106 Enviromental Impact Assessment & an Archeological Assessment before any digging can be done. The developers knew that too and so that acted, purposefully to avoid the legal requirements. Sympathy from me? Forget it. They are pond scum. The people of the US are left with an...
    Thomas Clemens Aug 3, 2010
  • Scott, I don't think you'll find out. Carman's map only shows the battalion, or at least part of it, but not individual batteries. We know Woolfolk was on the right, making Parker next, or perhaps third from the right. Only Lee wrote a report, did not mention specific batteries losing a limber, but does say Wolfolk left a gun on the field due to lose of horses, drivers, etc. he...
    Thomas Clemens Jul 19, 2010
  • Scott, Frasanito is correct that Parker's occupied that spot. Krick the Elder mentions it in his book on Parker's battery, although, sadly, he refers to the limber as a caisson, and should know better. He probably does by now. There were a number of guns that had trouble withdrawing, and Krick describes that too. One of the men in Parker's battery later claimed to recognize his...
    Thomas Clemens Jul 19, 2010
  • Scott, I don't remember reading anything about which battery might have lost it in the BB letters, but will let you know if I find anything. Thomas G. Clemens D.A. Professor of History Hagerstown Community College >>> "ScottH" 07/15/10 11:01 AM >>> Thanks "Gerry." The limber most definitely belonged to one of Stephen D. Lee's batteries, but which one? There's a few possibilities. I...
    Thomas Clemens Jul 15, 2010
  • Larry, Can I "borrow" this for my Mansfield article? I knew he opened fire, but i don't think I have seen the quote before. Would you like to see the article? Thomas G. Clemens D.A. Professor of History Hagerstown Community College >>> "eighth_conn_inf" 06/18/10 5:57 PM >>> I finally found the source of an interesting incident about Joseph King Fenno Mansfield while he was in...
    Thomas Clemens Jun 18, 2010
  • Larry, You are correct as far as I know about the roads. You recall that the 7th VA Cav arrived after dark and actually occupiedthe Ground Squirrel Church area betweent While's squadron and Hooker. They got quite a surprise at daylight, but got off unharmed. As for the "old road" I need to look at some of the very early maps in the WCFL, but have not done so. I suspect, as you...
    Thomas Clemens Jun 7, 2010