Please excuse my intrusion. Whitlaw is an infamous character in the history of my Order. All know his name and are very familiar with a specific excerpt from his article about Shiloh. According to a Shiloh Superintendent I spoke with back in the early nineties, Whitlaw was indeed at the battle but he had to leave early to meet deadlines. A good example of this is his eulogy of Benjamin Piatt Runkle, 13th Ohio. Runkle was wounded in the foot and mouth and left for dead on the battlefield; however, Runkle eventually outlived Reid.