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  1. Had a day to myself on Thursday and decided a trip to Shiloh was in order. After dropping by Larry DeBerry's museum and donating a cartridge I dug awhile back and talking to them for a bit I thought I would go bug my favorite Yankee, Jim. Unfortunately by the time we got through jaw jacking and I was able to get across the street to the park it started raining on me. I still managed to make a few passes through and say hi to an ancestor who I think is still in Rhea Field. Once again, always a pleasure hanging with you Jim.

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  2. Belle


    Not only Sherman tore up rail lines... After Federal forces gained control of Corinth, and shortly afterwards occupied Memphis, they found it almost impossible to use the Memphis & Charleston between Memphis and Corinth. A 'triangular route' northeast from Memphis, connecting to the Mobile & Ohio at Humboldt [change trains], then continue south to Corinth had to be used. And in December 1862, N.B. Forrest almost succeeded in destroying that triangular route, which would have further isolated Memphis, and put Corinth [by December 1862 a major Federal supply base] in a precarious position.



    You mention that triangular route, Lew Wallace was stationed for a period of time in my hometown Bartlett (wartime Union Depot) on the Mobile and Ohio railroad to protect it from raiders.

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  3. Just got around to reading this post. Thanks, means alot to me since this is probably the field my ancestor was killed or is buried in. We assembled at the end of the Shiloh filming in the same spot the 53rd assembled that fateful morning and received a moving speech about honoring our ancestors and the men who fought there. One by one we were called forward as ancestors of men who fought there and eventually as ancestors of men who were killed there. Brought tears to a bunch of men that day.

  4. From the Shiloh NMP Facebook page:

    "Continuing our series on soldiers lost in the battle of Shiloh, we present Pvt. Francis Marion Agee, Co. H, 22nd Tennessee Infantry. Agee was born on September 13, 1843, in Gibson County, TN. He enlisted on June 19, 1861 in Trenton, TN. Records indicate that Pvt. Agee was "Killed in the battle of Shiloh Apr. 6, 62."

    Thanks to our park friend and living historian Mike for sending in this information about one of his ancestors. Everyone please join us on the battlefield today for living history programs and tomorrow for our Memorial Day observances."

    Picture is my avatar to the left.

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