ANTIETAM 17th SEPTEMBER 1862

CHRIS DODSON
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Re: ANTIETAM 17th SEPTEMBER 1862

Beitrag von CHRIS DODSON » Mi 4. Dez 2019, 17:01

The Sherrick Farm

Built around 1835 and located east of the Rodman bridge, en route to Sharpsburg lies the Joseph Sherrick Farm, adjacent to the Otto Farm.

This picture was,taken four days after the battle by our friend Mr Gardner.

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Joseph and Sarah Sherrick abandoned their prosperous farm upon the arrival of the Confederate forces whereupon, being between the lines it was looted by Union forces prior to the battle.

However, $3000 in gold, hidden by Joseph in a stone wall survived the engagement!

The farm house is a brick affair with a substantial cellar complex exposed on two sides.

The NPS has recently renovated the property to its Civil War appearance.

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The property features an unusual roof with twin rear chimney and a wrap around veranda to the side.

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Once again the LOC has some wonderful reference material for the amateur builder.

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I constructed the main property as per usual and then built the veranda separately.

The basement area has been constructed on two sides as my sand table will provide the ‘hill’ for it to sit in.

I have commenced the painting but there is still a lot to do tidying it up and putting it together.

Personally I am not sure about the width of the ridge tiles compared to the original. The camera never lies!

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Cryns
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Re: ANTIETAM 17th SEPTEMBER 1862

Beitrag von Cryns » Sa 7. Dez 2019, 13:27

Dear Chris,

You have been working very hard. Great to see all new objects. :D
It must be a pleasure to find so much research material online, done for you by specialists and hobbyists.
Did you visit the battlefield or will you in future?

In our last correspondence here in this topic about the size of windows I missed your info about those windows being prefab lasercut.
That explains much to me. So the windows were first and the house 'build around' it, though in a smaller 'footprint'. Sorry for that.
Which makes me wonder if there were or are no smaller windows available, prefab lasercut?

Regards from Cryns

CHRIS DODSON
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Re: ANTIETAM 17th SEPTEMBER 1862

Beitrag von CHRIS DODSON » Sa 7. Dez 2019, 18:00

Hello Mr C, good to hear from you and thank you for your kind comments.

Yes, it is lovely to be able to access so much raw material, especially from the Library of Congress.

However, you have to be careful with the sources and cross reference.

Many of these reports state the condition as at the time of the report and do not represent the 1862 reality. The Piper Farm is a case in point.

My wife and I visited this and many other battlefields in 2002. She is pictured by the Dunkard church earlier in the report stream looking lovely as always.

The next window size down was N gauge which are too small.

However, I am quite pleased with progress to date but there is much more to do before setting out the terrain.

Plus....Quatre Bras is still unfinished.

Best wishes,

Chris

Cryns
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Re: ANTIETAM 17th SEPTEMBER 1862

Beitrag von Cryns » So 8. Dez 2019, 13:23

Hi Chris, thanks for your reply.
CHRIS DODSON hat geschrieben:
Sa 7. Dez 2019, 18:00
The next window size down was N gauge which are too small.
Ai :| Well yes I understand, thats a dilemma you were facing and you had to make a decision in that.
This must be why Wolfgang Meyer is ordering his own size of lasercut windows before building a whole village.
I have no idea what that will cost you.
My friend Gerard Boom (the foam cutting expert) has such lasercut machine and always offers me to do some lasercutting if I need anything for a reasonable price.
If you want I can ask him what it will cost.
But there must be lasercutters closer to your Brittish residence too.

I whish you much prosperity with your great historic reconstruction projects!

Cryns

CHRIS DODSON
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Re: ANTIETAM 17th SEPTEMBER 1862

Beitrag von CHRIS DODSON » So 8. Dez 2019, 18:35

Hello Mr C.

That is a very kind offer thank you.

I have only a few more major buildings to construct thankfully and I think it will add to the project if the windows are uniform as seems to be the case from the photographic evidence to date.

There must have been a very busy carpentry business in Sharpsburg to make all these windows.

I am just starting the John Otto house which has fourteen at the front alone.

In the New Year I hope to start refurbishing my old ACW troops to bring them to an acceptable photographic standard.

Talking of which....A very Happy Christmas to you and your lovely wife.

Best wishes,

Chris

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Re: ANTIETAM 17th SEPTEMBER 1862

Beitrag von CHRIS DODSON » Di 10. Dez 2019, 15:46

Sherrick Farm 2

The property is largely finished but as usual my ‘friend’ the camera has highlighted a few errors.

I will sort these out as I progress onto Mr Sherrick s neighbour, John Otto and his des res enormity.

The rear of the property will be buried, as per the original into the hill it will sit on.

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Happy modelling.

Chris

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