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Asst. Regtl. Quartermaster Antietam 2021
- Feb 23, 2013
- East Texas
HOW did the building escape damage during bombardment from Union gun boats or forces? How far is it from the river ?
It sits on the highest elevation in the city and WAS a target for Union land and naval artillery, some of which DID fall nearby or on target. But it was positioned too high up for naval guns to elevate to hit it and too far from the Union lines for army artillery to even see it. That mainly left indirect fire from mortars or the occasional overshots as the only things that really threatened it.That's a good question.....