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    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
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    Unplanned delay at Savannah

    I'm really tired of all this Grant bashing on this site. If you review all the commanders at the beginning of the Civil War, you will see they all made errors as they learned and grew into their positions. Some learned, others didn't. Get rid of your anti-Grant bias and you can watch him grow into the great general he was.
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    Nixon at Shiloh

    An army travels on its stomach.
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    Odd Interlude

    My older brother was a pin setter in the 50's. He really hated it when someone jumped the gun and rolled the ball when he was in the pit, even with the guard down. Jim
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    Tours of Shiloh

    Larry DeBarry @ Shiloh Tours and Museum gives great tours and his museum is a must see. Larry's a pretty cool relic too! https://shilohtours.com/
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    Epic Trek with Tim 2018: Sweet Home Alabama Edition

    Sat, Nov. 3 forecast for those who believe that the weatherman is capable of predicting the weather more than an hour in the future: https://www.accuweather.com/en/us/crump-tn/38327/daily-weather-forecast/2085479?day=7
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    17th Kentucky Diary-Lt. Sam Cox

    My mistake. I meant the 16th WI, although a portion of the 18th WI ended up with the 16th after the initial attack.
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    17th Kentucky Diary-Lt. Sam Cox

    The 18th WI fought with this brigade Sunday afternoon after relieving the 44th Ind. that had exhausted their ammo supply. They stayed with Lauman the rest of the day and the next.
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    Goodbye to a friend

    When I first meet CD, he spent the better part of a day showing me sites related to the battle that are not on the Park. The man was generous with his time and willing to help anyone. A rare man indeed. I don't know if we realize just yet in how many ways he will be missed. RIP buddy.
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    Epic Trek with Tim 2018: Sweet Home Alabama Edition

    " water from the tennessee river" Jeez, the lest ya could do was give em water from Rhea Springs.
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    PVT Baker 25th Missouri

    " OK, I know that someone will claim that the 16th Wisconsin killed them all." Claim?
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    New 16th Wisconsin Infantry album

    Thanks Tom.
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    New 16th Wisconsin Infantry album

    OK, now I'm confused. Everything I've ever found on the 16th WI rifle at Shiloh stated they had 69 caliber Belgian rifles, which weren't very popular.
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    New 16th Wisconsin Infantry album

    Company E was the company that carried the flags. The circle of honor at the cannon in Shiloh's cemetery are the headstones of six members of Company E.
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    The View at 100

    The billboard in the parking lot in front of the VC has a notice that drones are prohibited.
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    Belgian musket

    Not long before the battle of Pittsburg Landing the 16th WI were issued Belgian muskets. I am unable to find what caliber they were. In my search I've found stories of shoulder busting 78 cal. on down. Does anyone know where I can find what cal. they went into battle with? Jim
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    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
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    Axe about Abatis

    Stan, "cutting down numerous trees and letting them fall helter skelter would effectively break up advancing lines of battle". Kinda sounds like Fallen Timbers, doncha think? Except, I believe nature did the felling at fallen timbers. Jim
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    Bragg's Letter of April 8

    The man's name sure does describe him. Too bad he was the only good man in the Reb army, else they would have won in a cake walk.
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    Bait and Switch

    Buell suffered an ailment of many early war officers. Over inflated ego and a belief they were the only one capable of command.
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    Missing Cavalry?

    "I don't know if the park sells the Shiloh OR's" The Shiloh bookstore will order just about anything in print that you wish. Very friendly and helpful people there.
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    Missing Cavalry?

    I have a CD of the OR that was rather inexpensive. It is no longer available, but: https://www.amazon.com/Civil-War-CD-Rom-Official-Rebellion/dp/0763900001
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    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
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    Welcome Tom. It's always good to have as many cheeseheads on here as possible. Jim