GDG- William Addleman of the Bucktails

Jack Lawrence jlawrence at
Fri Jan 27 14:07:11 CST 2012

candy kane was an actress in the 70's.
----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Dave Glorioso" <glory at>
To: "GDG" <gettysburg at>
Sent: Friday, January 27, 2012 2:03 PM
Subject: Re: GDG- William Addleman of the Bucktails

> Esteemed GDG Member Contributes:
> You are right
> Organized bucktails
> Staunch abolitionist
> He was also friends with Brigham Young
> Kane County Utah also named after him
> He has a statue in Utah's Capitol building
> Best part of Kane's history is that he fought alongside Candy on Culps 
> Hill
> Geary had Candy-Kane lost on Baltimore pike and they missed July 2 action
> I like saying Candy-Kane
> ;-)
> Dave
> Sent from my iPhone
> On Jan 27, 2012, at 1:16 PM, Andy Mills <amills at> wrote:
>> Esteemed GDG Member Contributes:
>> Another quasi related Civil War story of the area, although it is about 
>> 40 miles from Benezette, is a visit to Kinzua Bridge ( 
>> ), which was 
>> originally built by General Thomas Kane (whom has a town named after him 
>> a few miles from there).  His home is also a bed and breakfast, called 
>> Kane Manor, in the town of Kane, which is quite an 
>> impressive home.  I believe he was the person responsible for organizing 
>> the original Bucktails, but please correct me if mistaken.
>> If you have extra time, I would suggest a visit there.  Although about 
>> 1/2 the bridge was destroyed in a tornado in 2003 (and as luck would have 
>> it, the state was in the process of stabilizing the bridge just as the 
>> tornado hit the very center of it, bringing down the couple of supports 
>> not yet strengthened).  You can still see the fallen supports in the 
>> valley.  They did recently re-deck the portion of the bridge still 
>> standing and put in a glass bottom so you can look down, all 301 feet to 
>> the valley below.  You can still get a good feel for the marvel of this 
>> bridge but unfortunately, can no longer cross the entire structure. 
>> Years ago, we took a train across the bridge and have a very humorous 
>> tale that occurred that day.
>> That is about the only other Civil War related story I can think of (I am 
>> not sure if it is technically Civil War related, but if you admire 
>> General Kane [sorry, I get confused if I just use his last name, due to 
>> the town also being called Kane]), this is a must see site or if those 
>> pesky elk refuse to come out.
>> On another treasure related aspect, there is also said to be a stash of 
>> gold buried within sight of the bridge left there by a bank robber who 
>> never was able to come back and claim it.
>> Thanks,
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: gettysburg-bounces at 
>> [mailto:gettysburg-bounces at] On Behalf Of Tom
>> Sent: Friday, January 27, 2012 12:53 PM
>> To: GDG
>> Subject: Re: GDG- William Addleman of the Bucktails
>> Esteemed GDG Member Contributes:
>>   Thanks Andy - I'm jealous - we love your area - and the folks are 
>> really nice (they don't hunt & eat tourists - that's a good thing ;-D) 
>> Visitor's center is awesome - but the crowds are getting worse each year 
>> we go.
>> Whoever thought you could see elk in the wild in Pennsylvania. And you're 
>> right - it is the Caledonia Pike. Had no idea of the Civil War related 
>> matters in the area, makes it that more enjoyable. Civil War related - 
>> the Bucktails were a tough bunch - derived from the lumber industry 
>> etc. - if we ever move - PA's the place - Gettysburg,Lancaster, 
>> Benezette - a dream land of my hobbies. = (Civil War-Food-Elk).
>> Regards,
>> Tom B.
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