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Everything posted by mona

  1. Mona and Stones River

    thanks...i was think that since the fence was behind him with the little field.
  2. Louisiana Diary

    one wonders if her father felt the rumblings of problems and took forth this voyage as these lands/family might not be able to be visited in the near future.i do agree what a list of cities to see one more time before....
  3. Mona and Stones River

    is that nashville pike or wilkerson rd behind him?? im trying to figure out where he's at??is this where the pile of dirt came from? i can see a snake fence in the back.looks like an old home place by the big cedars along the lane...also one more reason to come..it will just get more and more dangerous to even drive and try to find these locations..
  4. T. Hurst remembers...

    i was just thinking after seeing the list of all the boats that wee churning up/down stream. wonder how this would have developed if this troop accumulation had been say in aug/sept..when its hot and very dry...the river would not be very navigatable to support this .before the river was channelized/dams built one could ride your horse accross in several spots.
  5. One more account

    wonder if will pope survived ? bardstown??alabama or kentucky??
  6. Neat account and picture

    he was so fortunate to have tripped!
  7. Mona and Stones River

    ive tried to reply to this many times and it wont load so im going this way...yall if you even have a slight desire to visit stones river nmp do so asap...it is disappearing before one's eye. Stan does an exceptional guided tour and really helps you "see" the battlefield/action despite all the development..it is dicey in some spots to pull over and look over the grounds..but you will not get out.. it is a forever lost...yall can read/study upon this battle and get out there and if you dont have Stan...you will be lost and confused...i thank you forever stan for the guided tour...there i absolutely no interpretation of the battle...and locations about...i think mufreesboro really missed an tremedous opportunity for the tourism dollars by allowing this to happen instead the want roads condos hotels,strip malls,homes(which i hope have ghosts),counrty club. dollars.we are SO fortunate to have our Shiloh!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  8. Mona and Stones River

    i was trying to figure out which intersection that was...doesnt look that way now..does it.
  9. Mona and Stones River

    it would intersting to take Mike"s photos and do a "then and now"series...
  10. Hello From Kentucky

    i will get you the tour group info..i did one with them few years ago.
  11. Full Hospitals

    i remember back some time ago i heard at a surgeon's tent that one surgeon when being unable to obtain suture material in desparation used horse tail hair...to soften he boiled the hair then sutured the wounds..those wounds showed a tendancy to heal w/o infection. so medicine /surgery in the civil war was a learning process.
  12. Full Hospitals

    i bet at home wounds were treating like this...so he learned from his mama.so might explain why those that did get to go home recovered at a higher percentile.
  13. Full Hospitals

    yes even the "full rations" did not contain enough nutrients to maintain a healthy body wt let along sustain the energy needs to march and/or the exposure to the harsh elements. many soldier were young men still needing nutrition for growth and were used to eating well at home.
  14. 156th Battle Anniversary

    glad you enjoyed the eggs...but i cant have any chickens d/t my dog.
  15. Hello From Kentucky

    you can find videos of our hikes...except ft donelson which there were 'technical"difficulties ,here tony does excellent work on posting them...but until you walk the battlefield one can really not grasp the battle fully..and then will all the readings you have done really" see the battle" because the driving tour is on the plateau and most the battle envoled the ravins...one has not "visited" shiloh until they have traversed several of them ...and following tabue is a great hike...
  16. 156th Battle Anniversary

    what about the other one right beside it? or the pickwick inn or corinth
  17. Hello From Kentucky

    the ones schedul;ed for the 8th will good good also.
  18. Baseball, anyone?

    i wondered what happened to the picture .i am also glad that it has returned...probably explains other posts disappearing.
  19. "They also serve, who stand and wait..."

    interesting todbit as to ann wallace's trip...wonder if strong would have allowed her passage?
  20. 156th Battle Anniversary

    well as of yesterday afternoon they hadnt posted any so more are to come and yes jef is supposed to have something on the 5th. on the 7th none of the hikes will be around duncan field d/t the living history in that field
  21. Pinhook Expedition

    yes most of the bags were destroyed but quite a bit was distributed to the poor locals...
  22. Pinhook Expedition

    its taken me a while but...heres the answer...Mcclerndand was station at Savannah in arch 1862...he sent Col Leonard F Ross of the 3rd Brigade of McClerndand's 1st Division.down that way for the purpose of cjlearing that section of the county of marauders and destroy rebel supplies.march 18th-20th 1862.The expedition left on the 18th with 3 reg of infantry,7 comp of calvary and 2 12# howitzers .they encamped that evening at plantations of me gould and a mr carter. the morning of the 19th they traveled on muddy roads to the town of pin-hook.there they confiscated a flour mill that was providing flour for the rebel troops..then they returned to in to Savannah on the 20th. 'in the previous post your link to the origin of pin-hook is very interesting...it read that it referred to to do with race horses...well not too far from this pinhook/lutts area is florence alabama..and back in the early 1800's it was a mecca for thoroughbred breding and racing.there is a road in florence named jackson rd--after andrew jackson who traveled down that road often from nashville for racehorse business. i will have to looking to this more but i dont recall any thoroughbred farms in SW hardin county..but...??the pinhook area was pretty much a farming community.kinda still is. p.s. i have to give stay allen credit ..he is my source of research on the expedition part of this answer. the horse part i know from jackson research.