(1861-1865) Civil War Battles (Eastern Theater)
Larry Purtell
Little Meadows PA USA
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Harpers Ferry September 22, 1862
9/22/2023 7:30:53 AM

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Michigan Dave
Muskegon MI USA
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Harpers Ferry September 22, 1862
9/22/2023 8:19:54 AM
Hi Larry,

As we previously discussed Harper's Ferry was virtually impossible to defend!? It makes you wonder if anyone, either side ever tried laying a trap? Leaving a token force in town, while having a build up of troops nearby ready to spring?? What say you?

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Phil Andrade
London  UK
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Harpers Ferry September 22, 1862
9/23/2023 2:49:55 AM
Hi Larry,

The intriguing reference to fifteen hundred dead “ in one piece of woods” implies an allusion to Antietam.

West Woods sector comes to mind.

Please would you ( if able) expand the survey of the article to reveal this passage ?

Regards, Phil
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