|I read Kegel's book when I bought it in '96 and was intrigued by it. I vaguely remember it had a few footnotes and a bibliography, so evidently Kegel was serious about it. I have long since donated the book to our library, but I wish I had it now. Anyway, I've never seen the coal mine thing pursued by other Civil War scholars or authors, so I have to wonder how substantial Kegel's premise really is. Coddington, Sears, Pfanz, Martin, et al, never mention it that I can recall. But it's certainly food for thought to imagine a Confederate army romping though the Pennsylvania coal fields. I guess it could have happened.
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