Perry Cuskey

Shiloh Troop Movement Maps

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Below are links to information and troop movement maps provided by CivilWarLandscapes.org. Check them out, as they are pretty good maps...

First, their main page for Shiloh...

http://www.civilwarlandscapes.org/cwla/states/tn/sh/shf.htm

Next, their maps for the first day's battle...

http://www.civilwarlandscapes.org/cwla/states/tn/sh/tm_time/sh_day1f.htm

And finally, their maps for the second day's battle...

http://www.civilwarlandscapes.org/cwla/states/tn/sh/tm_time/sh_day2f.htm

Perry

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Great link Perry.  At the top of the page, click on Table of Contents.  On the line labeled Shiloh click the X under Casualties.  Page down and you will find some eyewitness accounts of the burial of the dead.  The 1st one, Stanley's, is interesting in it that talks about a truce to bury the dead??

Jim

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Thanks Perry!. There are some topo maps showing the lay of the land and you can also animated the troop placement/movement maps. You see how you do with the Shiloh quizes too.:)

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Jim the truce Stanley speaks of was on the first day. proably in the afternoon before the hornet's nest had fallen, hard to accertain just what time frame he is speaking of but he makes it very clear it was the first day. he was captured early on the second day and was aboard a transport bound to savannah mid afternoon.

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this is just my guess, but from study and location of troops I believe the burials he speaks of are east of the peach orchard just northeast of the Johnston monuments. there are still signs of burials in that area that are unmarked. 

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My Grandfather's outfit would have been less than 1/4 mile north of there about that time.  Strange how things always seem to roll back around the the WI 16th for me!  :)

Jim

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Jim, the CivilWarLandscapes site appears to be down. Not sure why.

Perry

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Maps

I begin this post with "Maps" in order to facilitate its being found by anyone searching for this information via the Search Box (a search of words less-than-four letters is not permitted.)

Perry began this topic with a link, that over time "failed."  It now appears that CWLA (Civil War Landscapes Association: a not-for-profit group established in Illinois for the purpose of generating and providing royalty-free maps) is up and running:

http://civilwarlandscapes.org/cwla/sys/aboutf.htm   (CWLA  entry to site)

The Shiloh maps available via the CWLA  and their site are most impressive, and include: Federal camp locations, just prior to commencement of the battle; movements of Union and Confederate troops during the course of Day 1 (with movements adjusted half-hourly or hourly); movements of Day 2 (with hourly updates). Accuracy in depiction is the goal, and for the most part, these maps succeed. However, they are only as good as the data used; therefore reference to other sources must be made to confirm veracity of any information that 'seems peculiar,' (as it should be done for all references, regardless.)

Limitations.  On viewing these CWLA maps, keep in mind the following:

  • The focus is on 'large unit' movements (primarily Brigade sized)
  • There is an attempt to record 'patrols' and 'regiments' (if they were deemed important) but not all of these small-unit actions are shown:
  • The separation of Munch's Battery into two distant sections in the Hornet's Nest; and the movement of the 13th Tennessee Infantry in capturing Waterhouse's Battery are two small-unit actions not shown;
  • No indication of Willitch between Lew Wallace and Sherman on Day 2;
  • No indication of US Grant arriving late by boat on Day 1;
  • No indication Union gunboats ceased firing before the start of Day 2;
  • Bloody Pond and Rea Springs are indicated; the Crossroads is not labelled.

 

Here are the CWLA maps for Pittsburg Landing and Battle of Shiloh:

http://civilwarlandscapes.org/cwla/states/tn/sh/tm_time/day1/camps_r.htm    (Federal Camp locations, just prior to battle)

http://civilwarlandscapes.org/cwla/states/tn/sh/tm_time/day1/d1_0430.htm    (Start of Day 1)

http://civilwarlandscapes.org/cwla/states/tn/sh/tm_time/day2/d2_0500.htm     (Start of Day 2)

[For Day 1 and Day 2 maps, click on Right Arrow (above map) to advance to next hour of significant action.]

 

Ozzy

 

 

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