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Francis Adams Donaldson, th Pennsylvania Volunteers - Battle of Shepherdstown, September 20, I have always been intrigued by those so-called pivotal moments in history, those events or days that have supposedly forever altered the state of the human condition.
While historians will argue the impact and importance of either one of those terrible bloody fights, I tend to side with those that believe that the clash at Antietam truly changed the course of the war. Although General Robert E. Vigor, zeal and a fierce dedication to cause would not be enough to overcome the fact that the armies of the Confederacy would remain outgunned, outmanned and outmoded for the remainder of the war.
But as one considers the outcome at Antietam, it also important to take into account those lesser known events that would occur just two days after the deadliest day of combat in American history. Lee instructed the cavalry under Maj.
Gen William Pendleton On the afternoon of September 19th, the Southern cannons were challenged by superior Union firepower from north side of the Potomac. Pendleton, while being Always outnumbered always outgunned in his role as an artillery officer, had never prior to this point been in direct command of troops that were engaged in battle.
His inexperience caused him to panic, and he fled the scene in search of help from command. Around midnight he located General Lee, and he delivered his dire assessment of the situation. Unbeknownst to both men, the southerners had regained their battlefield composure, and had successfully regrouped and staged enough of a defense as to cause the Union troops to withdraw back across the river.
On September 20th, the armies of Robert E. Lee and George B. McClellan would square off for the last time. After four hours of fighting, the heavily outnumbered Union forces withdrew back into Maryland. Though a relatively minor skirmish when compared to losses suffered by both sides at Antietam, the Battle of Shepherdstown would drastically alter the course of the war.
Lee believing that the North would doggedly pursue his army canceled his plans to re-invade Maryland, and ordered a full scale retreat to more defendable ground further up the Shenandoah Valley. George Meade would now be in command of the Army of the Potomac, and the community of Shepherdstown would be part of the newly formed state of West Virginia, which was admitted to the Union on June 20th, This area that had formerly been the western part of Virginia sent over 30, of her sons to serve the Northern cause, and another nearly 20, would fill out the ranks of Confederacy.
And while there seems to be a level of anger and antagonism similar to what was expressed throughout America during the civil discord of the nineteenth century, at least in the community of Shepherdstown a more gracious and accommodating manner prevails. Here there is a shared reverence for the past, and at the same time a respectful attitude about the present.
And the ever entrepreneurial and practical Jay Hurley, the founder of this Shepherdstown institution, is always seeking new and innovative ways to better serve his clientele. He recently confided in me that he plans to introduce a line of custom crafted coffins that will be as useful in the here and now as they will be in the hereafter.
His thought is to construct caskets that might also double as anything from a tool chest to an entertainment center. The Mecklenburg Inn also features music with the added advantage of strong liquor and good beer.
Scenes like this at the pub are not all that unusual, because the Mecklenburg Inn is a place filled with character and characters. My favorite one being, with my apologies to that fine Irish crooner and servant of the people, John Doyle, B.
Bar Kittyan orange tabby with an amputated tail that wandered in one day and never left.
The front taproom is dimly lit and finished with dark woods, and ornate tin covers the walls and ceiling. Just beyond the bar there is an inviting game room with a wood burning stove. And for those more temperate afternoons and evenings there is a courtyard and beer garden out back.
Those same snug corners that once sheltered the wounded and dieing are now occupied by artists, musicians, college students, professionals, politicians, tradesmen and tourists.
But in the midst of the current day revelry there is still a sense of the debt and respect that we owe to those that had been at this place before us. As I listened to the voices and conversations around me, I recalled a quote from one old soldier from below the Mason-Dixon Line:The stories contained in Always Outnumbered, Always Outgunned are set in the Watts section of Los Angeles, California during and chronicle several months in the life of Socrates Fortlow, who is the main character (protagonist) in each of the short stories.
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