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 Posted: Mon Mar 17th, 2008 02:18 pm
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Maybe the stuff is still there and is waiting to be purchased at The Horse Soldier. :)

Interestingly enough, the books I have — 'The Iron Brigade', 'Giants in Their Tall Black Hats', 'On Many a Bloody Field' and 'A Brotherhood of Valor' only mention that the men unloaded their baggage at the Cordori farm and not much else about what happened to the backpacks and bed rolls. Lost to history, I guess.

I've now forgotten where, but somewhere on the internet I read a passage that the Iron Brigade left its baggage and unessential personnel at the Cordori farm. Like Ole, I can only speculate what that means, but maybe the unessential personnel took care of the equipment. I guess the real question is what is 'unessential personnel?' Staff officers? Camp followers? Dan Sickles? I have no clue.

But more than likely, the stuff was probably left there to be recovered by somebody else. Wasn't it government issue anyway? After all, there was plenty more where that came from.

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