GDG- William Addleman of the Bucktails

Jack Lawrence jlawrence at
Fri Jan 27 14:22:04 CST 2012

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From: "keith mackenzie" <bluzdad at>
To: "GDG" <gettysburg at>
Sent: Friday, January 27, 2012 2:14 PM
Subject: Re: GDG- William Addleman of the Bucktails

Esteemed GDG Member Contributes:
I like saying "Greene, Candy, Kane"

"Hello! I'm The Doctor." (Dr. Who)

From: Dave Glorioso <glory at>
To: GDG <gettysburg at>
Sent: Friday, January 27, 2012 3:03 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

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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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