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|With nothing to base it on except pure conjecture The survivors from the Iron Brigade probably reclaimed their property post retreat from the village. They were experienced veterans who no doubt knew the were to be here for a while. The Codori farm should have still been Union property that first night. I beleive for most of the battle it was at least technically controled by the northern troops. Veteran troops of any war do not loose contact with their gear easily. I am still amazed with the fact that they doubletimed it all the way to the north side of town and then went into line of battle and still gave a good account of themselves. They were a tough bunch of midwesterners.