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 (1863) Battle of Gettysburg    
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Larry Purtell
USA
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E-7 Sgt First Class


Posts: 534

Possible mention of Henry Wentz?
Posted on: 1/17/2018 8:49:23 AM
From the New York Daily Herald. July 11,1863.



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Michigan Dave
Muskegon, Michigan, MI, USA
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E-9 Cmd Sgt Major


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Re: Possible mention of Henry Wentz?
Posted on: 1/17/2018 9:13:31 AM
Hi Larry,

The results of the Battle of Gettysburg, are a bit inflated by the southern press here! I didn't read anything on Henry Wentz in the articles?? But you certainly are giving Sherri some good historical reading material!

Cheers,
MD
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Larry Purtell
USA
top 20
E-7 Sgt First Class


Posts: 534

Re: Possible mention of Henry Wentz?
Posted on: 1/17/2018 9:21:25 AM

Quote:
Hi Larry,

The results of the Battle of Gettysburg, are a bit inflated by the southern press here! I didn't read anything on Henry Wentz in the articles?? But you certainly are giving Sherri some good historical reading material!

Cheers,
MD
--Michigan Dave


They mention an incident of a rebel battery shelling the parents home of the battery commander. Sure sounds like the Wentz story with a slight twist.
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Gregory C. White
Canton, GA, USA
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E-4 Corporal
Posts: 185

Re: Possible mention of Henry Wentz?
Posted on: 1/17/2018 4:13:08 PM

Quote:
Hi Larry,

The results of the Battle of Gettysburg, are a bit inflated by the southern press here! I didn't read anything on Henry Wentz in the articles?? But you certainly are giving Sherri some good historical reading material!

Cheers,
MD
--Michigan Dave


M.D.,

Regarding the battle results being "inflated by the southern press", look at the dates of their reports. It was not
until the middle of July when Richmond started getting accurate reports as to what transpired. Until then, the Richmond
papers had to rely on battle news from Union newspapers, Baltimore in particular.

Best Regards,

Greg
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 (1863) Battle of Gettysburg    
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