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Everything posted by WI16thJim

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    Hello All

    If Grant's army would have been destroyed or captured @ Shiloh, the whole war could have been lost. The Rebels would have had free reign in the West for at least a year. Grant, Sherman and possibly other important Yankee leaders would have been disgraced or even killed, which would have set back the future successes in the East and the West. Foreign governments may have seen the victory as a good reason to recognize the south. The repercussions would have echoed for years. And the the worst possible outcome, the 16th WI could have gotten wiped out, killing my grandfather and preventing my birth. Jim
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    Hello All

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    Army? Navy? Marines? You should have tried the best! The USAF! I won't hold it against you though. Welcome to the SDG. Jim
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    History repeats...

    I believe the South Carolina Nullification of 1832 showed that the Federal Government would not allow seccession. Jim
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    My post is here...

    " U.S. Grant (August 1867-December 1867) Appointed to the position by President Johnson in an effort to force Stanton out. Never confirmed by Congress [Veteran of Fort Donelson and Shiloh, of course.]" This is a bit of new info for me. Thanks. Jim
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    Second Shiloh civilian casualty

    Makes one wonder if he didn't end up in one of the trenches.
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    War artist, Alex Simplot

    The WI Historical Society has some of his prints: http://www.wisconsinhistory.org/Content.aspx?dsNav=Ntk:P_CreatorName|Simplot|3|,N:1136 Jim
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    War artist, Alex Simplot

    I wonder if he was related to the founder of J.R. Simplot Company of Idaho. Jim
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    Irascible Major Reed

    Great post Oz! Jim
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    WI Monument

    On this date 110 years ago the Wisconsin Monument was dedicated at Shiloh NMP. It established the style for future Shiloh state monuments. Jim
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    Shiloh Battlefield Tour

    It has been a few years since I've done the driving tour, so I figured It was time. First stop, of course, is the Visitor Center to pick up a tour map Tour Stop #1 Grant's Last Line Tour Stop #2 Confederate Monument Tour Stop #3 Duncan Field Tour stop #4 Ruggles' Battery Tour Stop #5 Shiloh Church Tour Stop #6 Rhea Field Tour Stop #7 Fraley Field Tour Stop #8 Confederates Gain Ground Tour Stop #9 Invasion of the Union Camps Tour Stop # ? 16th WI Vol Inf Tour Stop #10 Hornets' Nest Tour Stop # ? Wisconsin Monument Tour Stop #11 Shiloh's Casualties Tour Stop #12 Jones Field This one is between Tour Stop #12 and #13 Tour Stop #13 Water Oaks Pond Tour Stop #14 Field Hospital Tour Stop #15 Death of General Johnston Tour Stop #16 The Peach Orchard Tour Stop #17 Bloody Pond Tour Stop #18 Dill Branch Ravin Tour Stop #19 Grant's Left Flank Tour Stop #20 Pittsburg Landing And the National Cemetery:
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    Color Bearer

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    WI Monument

    Just fine, as far as I ever heard. I've reports of the storm damage and never heard of anything done to it. I think most of the damage was near the Visitor Center area. Jim
  14. Dang good thing ya posted this Bruce. The NPS 's Shiloh web site's schedule section has been down for the last two days! Jim
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    Shiloh Battlefield Tour

    When they started the new signs, I decided to wait until they were all done and get pictures all at once (Yeah, right, I'm such a great photographer, I had to go back for two reshoots!). I was waiting to find out what this was going to be: When I was there last week, there was a big, green, ugly metal box there and I thought it was an electrical junction box. Wrong! So then when I was at Tour Stop#7 with Jeani Cantrell I noticed this down in Fraley Field: And then when I was in the National Cemetery I found this: They've hid em all over the Park, I guess. Jim
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    This isn't really Shiloh related, but the author Chuck Veit was at the Park today and suggested these websites. On the 1st one, go down and click on the flag. http://www.usnlp.org/ http://www.navyandmarine.org/ Jim
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    I've never seen it in that form. The last page of the 16th seems to be missing, the losses if Co. I & K. http://content.wisconsinhistory.org/cdm/ref/collection/quiner/id/49823 Jim
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    Oz, I had a feeling you would like this. Jim
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    Shiloh Battlefield Tour

    Ozzy, sorry, I wasn't ignoring your post, just missed it somehow. There seems to be a rethinking of the battle that includes what areas are called. There is some question as to whether the Bloody Pond should be called that at all and I've even heard some question if it even existed at the time of the battle. I tend to not notice a lot of things that don't include the 16th WI, so my opinion is limited. Jim
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    Shiloh Battlefield Tour

    Belle, you do realize that all of the info signs are new, right? Jim
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    Shiloh's other participants

    Shiloh's other Particpants.pdf Jim
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    Friends of Shiloh

    Some locals and the Park are reactivating this group. Friends of Shiloh App pg 1.pdf Friends of Shiloh App pg 2.pdf Jim
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    April 8 "Living Images" program

    Downloaded just fine to my old laptop. Jim
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    Horses & Mules At Shiloh--A Manure Index

    Y'all do know this subject stinks to high heaven! Jim
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    U. S. Grant

    Do kids pick up smoking because their parents did? A question I've often contemplated. Both of my parents smoked. Out of eight kids, four of us smoked and four did not. Who to blame for the smokers? Unknown! Jim