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  1. For your viewing pleasure... If you see a typo or other mistake just put the problem here and I'll fix it! Bruce 155th Battle Anniversary Hikes and Tours.pdf
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    Cyrus Ballard, 54th OVI

    Thanks. I may start over and dig in again.
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    Luminaries...

    I am leaving Friday afternoon or would help.
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    155th Hikes

    I got a room last week at the Quality Inn next to the Days Inn. Staying there the night of the 6th. The rest of the week will be at the Days Inn. Marvin and Ann's anniversary is, I think, April 6 or 7.
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    Fort Donelson Hike - Meeting Location

    I guess we are not meeting for breakfast . I will go to subway a little after 7 to get my lunch.
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    Fort Donelson Hike

    Mike, I found a Ed Bearrs book on fort Donelson in my Dad's CW stuff about 4 years ago after my Mom passed away. I believe it is a reprint of one of the articles you referenced. I also found "Grant Moves South" by Bruce Catton. Bruce
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    Fort Donelson Hike - Meeting Location

    Adam and I are meeting for lunch Friday somewhere in Dover. Exact time and location tba.
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    Fort Donelson Hike - Meeting Location

    And I have some extra snacks in case anyone forgets or shows up and has second thoughts about how much food they brought. I have a 24 pack of Lance Sandwich Crackers that are pretty lightweight, plus some trail mix. I'll have a case of water too. I think all of this cost me a whopping $9. I'm still not sure what I'm bringing for lunch. I might just get a Subway sandwich that morning. I also have two "promotional" backpack stools that were given to me if anyone wants one. I'm bringing them with me. I have had one of these for a few years and love it. It combines a small backpack that you can also sit on in the field. (one of the backpack stools is spoken for, so one is left)
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    Fort Donelson Hike - Meeting Location

    I called the Dover Inn regarding their breakfast. cereal , honey buns, toast, OJ, and bananas. at least that's what I remember . the guy said your basic cold breakfast. so if anybody wants to meet at McDonald's or Subway at 6:00 or so, I'm game.
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    Fort Donelson Hike - Meeting Location

    Most of you know I love my maps, but unfortunately I have only been to Fort Donelson once a few years ago. The nice Trailhead Maps are not available for this. I was able to come up with these four map. I have no idea if these will help with the hike or not, but feel free to download if you wish. The first one of these is a NPS map, the last three I found on Wikipedia and I did credit the author. See you all in about 12 days! Fort Donelson.pdf
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    Fort Donelson Hike Update

    I just got off the phone with Debbie at the Dover Inn. I should be there between 5 and 7 PM if anybody is planning on getting together for dinner. Bruce
  12. During the 150th or 151st Anniversary, a couple of you may remember my friend from Champaign, IL, who joined me for several hikes. Gene Heitman was a great guy who loved the Civil War and was definitely "one of us." Gene passed away about a week ago. Please remember him in your thoughts and prayers. He was only 57 years old and his ailments were complicated by type 1 diabetes. He never married and his family asked if anyone had any pictures of him. I have none, after looking through about 10 SD cards. If you have any I am sure the family would love to see them. I have not rewatched Tony's videos but will and see if I can spot him. He loved Shiloh and had family that fought there. He was very impressed the way you have all welcomed me and how the regulars to Shiloh are really close and in our own way are a family. You all made him feel like part of that family during his visit and he commented to me several times how much fun he had, in no small part to all of you. Bruce Butler, Champaign, IL
  13. Start and stop the same place.
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    April 8 "Living Images" program

    We stand corrected!
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    April 8 "Living Images" program

    Mona, that s correct. Perry, there could be two Bjorn Skaptasons running around out there. And I agree, I will miss it too.
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