glad you liked my post, not everyone did. i got carried away and strayed from keeping it within historical bounds. it's a hot button issue with
me. i'm sorry to those who were offended and thank those who weren't.
ps. central pa, amish? i'm from the northeast coal region, which has quite a history of it's own.
Hey what type of scoot do you ride? I started working at Lower H-D in Leesburg Va 40 some years ago. He closed up the doors there in 1983. I been working at Mountain Hog near Hillsboro since then. If it ever stops raining I'll pull the XR-1000 out.
I should mention that first before all things else that I do not and cannot claim to ever hold the definitive answers to anything. I am a hobbyist historian, and as with most things there is plenty of room for error. I will never be unhappy if anything I post can be contested with conflicting information. It's how we learn and share ideas. Cordial or lambasting, I am always open to criticism in this area.
Here is that message I mentioned today. Somewhere in the battle (no timestamp) McClellan received this:
To General MCCLELLAN:
Re-enforcements are badly wanted. Our troops are giving way. I am hunting for French's and Slocum's divisions. If you know where they are, send them immediately.
I saw it in the OR.
James Stanley is my g-g-g grandfather and I have seen copies of documents of his drafting, being mustered out, and the pension application. BUT when I went to the Boyd County Public Library to look at rolls of this company, his name wasn't on it. I suppose he was drafted toward the end because of his age, which I didn't know at the time I looked.