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Everything posted by WI16thJim


    Tom, "Yeah! The 14th, 16th, and 18th Wisconsin-- they won the Battle of Shiloh single-handed you know!!" Not only did the 16th win the battle, they won the war! Jim

    Welcome Tom. It's always good to have as many cheeseheads on here as possible. Jim
  3. Epic Hike 2018 Suggestions

    " You are joking...we would all be forever banned " Actually, Doc, all Y'all would most likely be in jail! I believe there are Federal laws about the theft of property.
  4. Wisconsin photos vis-à-vis Shiloh

    Yup. I thought you knew about it so I never mentioned it. Spent many a hour on the fourth floor archive. When Mona visited WI, I was going to take her there, but they had changed the hours and were closed on the Monday when we got there. Fortunately, I'd made my acquaintance with the powers that be and got Mona a private tour in the closed museum. The display in the picture is of the cornfield at Antietam.
  5. Crisis at the Crossroads hike (video)

    Video bandits?
  6. Crisis at the Crossroads hike (video)

    All I get is This video is unavailable.
  7. Three huzzahs for Tony and Three for Bjorn.
  8. Shiloh from the air

    Ozzy, it is 6:30 AM. The temp is 43 deg. The humidity is 66% already!
  9. Shiloh from the air

    Ozzy, " (clear air, less than 30% humidity.)" This part of the world NEVER has less than 30% humidity!
  10. Drawings

    I just stumbled upon this site: http://www.wiclarkco...ries/16thWI.htm that has a few drawings I liked: Pittsburg Landing, the final stand of General Grant's Army, April 6, 1862. Shiloh Log Chapel, where the Battle of Shiloh began April 6, 1862. Advance of the Federal Troops on Corinth General Hurlbut's Division forcing their way through the mud. I love the clinging mud on the men and horse's feet. Reminds me of trying to walk around during the 150th. I made the comment that the mud not only had great sticking power but seems to actively seek out my feet! Jim
  11. Spoils of War

    Stan, another reason the Rebs probably didn't collect weapons on the night of the 6th was that they believed they had pretty much won the battle and only needed to clean up in the morning. If they thought they controlled the battlefield, they might have felt they had plenty of time to pick up any arms laying around.
  12. Full Hospitals

    " But, there are too many cases of "sick men on death's door" recovering fully when removed to their pre-war homes (i.e., loving care) to ignore. " After the Battle of Shiloh, my Grandfather came down with the Tenn. Trots (It's what he called it in his pension papers!), which was dysentery. That got him put in the Division hospital, where he came down with malaria (I showed all the paperwork to my Doc and he said he probably had the malaria first, which made him susceptible to dysentery). They put him on a boat to St. Louis, where he came down with typhoid fever. In the St. Louis hospital, they figured he was a dead man and stuck him in the corner. WI was taking their terminal men home to treat and he headed back to mom. She healed him up and he was back in time for the Battle of Corinth in Oct. They were a wee bit tougher back then! Jim
  13. 156th Battle Anniversary

    Looks like it's getting to be time to make a new forum for the 2018th Shiloh anniversary: https://www.nps.gov/shil/planyourvisit/event-details.htm?event=68D4345B-1DD8-B71B-0B7DBC4E3BBBCE2F https://www.nps.gov/shil/planyourvisit/event-details.htm?event=29900A60-1DD8-B71B-0B9E9B082F76C745 Obviously, more details to follow. Jim
  14. Court-Martial records

    It's working fine now (mumble mumble computers!). Jim
  15. Hello From Kentucky

    Welcome Derrick. And thanks for passing on history to the young. A very noble profession indeed! Jim
  16. I once mentioned to Ranger Stacy Allen that the Battle of Shiloh was so confusing because it seemed to be four different battles all at once. He agreed, except he felt it was more like fourteen battles all at once.
  17. Pinhook Expedition

    Interesting. The 16th WI was in a little battle called Pinhook, LA during the Vicksburg campaign. I wasn't aware there were two civil war battles of that name. Jim
  18. Hi from Montreal Canada

    Welcome Dean and I hope you will enjoy researching the regiment that won the battle of Shiloh and the civil War, the 16th WVI! Jim
  19. Just another reporter

    "There were no proper pickets set out, at correct distance" Actually, the pickets in front of Peabody had been doubled. The 16th WI had 4 companies on picket duty.
  20. Crump wharf

    I was asked to locate the wharf at Crump where Grant stopped by to talk to Wallace on the 6th. According to Ranger Joe the wharf was at the bottom of the boat ramp next to River Heights Restaurant. https://www.google.com/maps/@35.2148259,-88.3112806,159m/data=!3m1!1e3
  21. Epic Trek 2017: Update

    Thanks for the links Tim. I believe I've found my favorite way to take in these hikes. Google maps, a Trailhead map and Tony's excellent videos. Life is good!
  22. Epic Trek 2017: Update

    Weather forecast update: Channel 7 Jackson and AccuWeather seem to be coming together. Channel 7: Fri 49/31 sunny, Sat 60/45 sunny, Sun 58/39 20% chance of rain. AccuWeather: Fri 54/30 sunny, Sat 63/43 partly cloudy, Sun 60/42 increasing clouds.
  23. Epic Trek 2017: Update

    Extended weather forecast (for those who believe in fairy tales) for the Epic Hike weekend: Jackson TV: Friday 52 deg day/ 38 deg night partly sunny (during the day). Sat. 58/44 partly sunny. Sunday 60/46 with 20% chance of afternoon showers. AccuWeather: Fri 59/39 sunny Sat. 67/53 increasing clouds with 12% chance of rain Sun. 73/42 with 30% chance of showers.