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WI16thJim

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  1. The View at 100

    The billboard in the parking lot in front of the VC has a notice that drones are prohibited.
  2. 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
  3. Drawings

    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
  4. 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
  5. 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.
  6. 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.
  7. 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.
  8. 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
  9. HELLO FROM WISCONSIN-- SHILOH STUDY

    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
  10. HELLO FROM WISCONSIN-- SHILOH STUDY

    Welcome Tom. It's always good to have as many cheeseheads on here as possible. Jim
  11. Epic Hike 2018 Suggestions

    " You are joking...we would all be forever banned " Actually, Doc, all Y'all would most likely be in jail! I believe there are Federal laws about the theft of property.
  12. Wisconsin photos vis-à-vis Shiloh

    Yup. I thought you knew about it so I never mentioned it. Spent many a hour on the fourth floor archive. When Mona visited WI, I was going to take her there, but they had changed the hours and were closed on the Monday when we got there. Fortunately, I'd made my acquaintance with the powers that be and got Mona a private tour in the closed museum. The display in the picture is of the cornfield at Antietam.
  13. Crisis at the Crossroads hike (video)

    Video bandits?
  14. Crisis at the Crossroads hike (video)

    All I get is This video is unavailable.
  15. Three huzzahs for Tony and Three for Bjorn.
  16. Shiloh from the air

    Ozzy, it is 6:30 AM. The temp is 43 deg. The humidity is 66% already!
  17. Shiloh from the air

    Ozzy, " (clear air, less than 30% humidity.)" This part of the world NEVER has less than 30% humidity!
  18. Spoils of War

    Stan, another reason the Rebs probably didn't collect weapons on the night of the 6th was that they believed they had pretty much won the battle and only needed to clean up in the morning. If they thought they controlled the battlefield, they might have felt they had plenty of time to pick up any arms laying around.
  19. Full Hospitals

    " But, there are too many cases of "sick men on death's door" recovering fully when removed to their pre-war homes (i.e., loving care) to ignore. " After the Battle of Shiloh, my Grandfather came down with the Tenn. Trots (It's what he called it in his pension papers!), which was dysentery. That got him put in the Division hospital, where he came down with malaria (I showed all the paperwork to my Doc and he said he probably had the malaria first, which made him susceptible to dysentery). They put him on a boat to St. Louis, where he came down with typhoid fever. In the St. Louis hospital, they figured he was a dead man and stuck him in the corner. WI was taking their terminal men home to treat and he headed back to mom. She healed him up and he was back in time for the Battle of Corinth in Oct. They were a wee bit tougher back then! Jim
  20. 156th Battle Anniversary

    Looks like it's getting to be time to make a new forum for the 2018th Shiloh anniversary: https://www.nps.gov/shil/planyourvisit/event-details.htm?event=68D4345B-1DD8-B71B-0B7DBC4E3BBBCE2F https://www.nps.gov/shil/planyourvisit/event-details.htm?event=29900A60-1DD8-B71B-0B9E9B082F76C745 Obviously, more details to follow. Jim
  21. Court-Martial records

    It's working fine now (mumble mumble computers!). Jim
  22. Hello From Kentucky

    Welcome Derrick. And thanks for passing on history to the young. A very noble profession indeed! Jim
  23. I once mentioned to Ranger Stacy Allen that the Battle of Shiloh was so confusing because it seemed to be four different battles all at once. He agreed, except he felt it was more like fourteen battles all at once.
  24. Pinhook Expedition

    Interesting. The 16th WI was in a little battle called Pinhook, LA during the Vicksburg campaign. I wasn't aware there were two civil war battles of that name. Jim
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