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Everything posted by WI16thJim

  1. Mike, " I hear that its supposed to be a good year for colors, lets hope so." Weatherman out of Jackson said the other night that due to hot dry weather, the fall colors will probably be late and not as bright.
  2. Mona, "special lunch needs" Lobster? King crab legs? Beer?
  3. More than a few errors! The 1st and most notable: 3 brigades in the 6th Division? I once did a car caravan at a Shiloh anniversary where it was claimed the 6th had 3 brigades. I wonder if this is where that came from.
  4. Looking at Ozzy's list on the WI rosters http://www.wisconsinhistory.org/Content.aspx?dsNav=N:4294963828-4294963805&dsRecordDetails=R:CS4267 I find a group from the 19th WI. They are misstated. They were members of various units. Notice there were no officers of the 16th WI.
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    Shiloh Feature Film

    General William T. Sherman Sean Penn.
  6. I have never considered "Federal Special Forces" in the Civil War before. Here is an interesting little site: http://www.military-historians.org/meetings/2013-meeting/JohnDowdle.pdf
  7. This post reminded me of why studying the Civil War can get so confusing. The Army of Mississippi (CSA) is often referred to as The Army of the Mississippi, which is easy to confuse with the Union's Army of the Mississippi.
  8. The 14th WI was not at Shiloh prior to the battle but came down with Buell for the 2nd day. After the battle they camped off the battlefield (not a pleasant place by then) to the west.
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    Crump wharf

    Well Doc, then I guess they needed a better gate!
  10. Darn, I thought it was shaping up to be dueling epics.
  11. WI16thJim

    Crump wharf

    I always thought there was a wharf at Cherry Mansion, but :
  12. WI16thJim

    Crump wharf

    I went to Google Images and looked at the picture: It does look like reeds.
  13. WI16thJim

    Crump wharf

    The drawing seems to show the landing road winding up the bluff on the south side of the cabin. The modern landing is in the cut to the north. There also looks be be a large gate at the building. Further up the road near the tree there seems to be another structure of some type. Are those reeds in the river's edge, or a reflection of the trees? Is that a wash tub and drying rack along the shore to the right of the landing? Great drawing!
  14. WI16thJim

    Crump wharf

    I was curious as to the fixed nature of a wharf also. In WI, piers and wharves on rivers are of the floating type that can be removed before the river ices over.
  15. Ron, the land of the Quaker cannon where you first revealed the existence of the Raging Flock of Bulls will be becoming part of the Park in the future. Doc Patterson is selling it to the Civil War Trust.
  16. WI16thJim

    Crump wharf

    Glad to be of service. And now I learned something. I always thought when it was said Reid was "miles away" during the "bayoneted in their tents", he was in Cincinnati Ohio. At least he heard the guns. When I stopped to get the pictures, the restaurant was closed (Monday). I saw a couple in the back hauling out garbage, so I overcame my extreme shyness and asked if they had any info on the wharf. They knew zero of the areas connection to the war (I'd be willing to bet some kind of structure was on that bluff even then). I promised to come back if I found any info. HHHMMMM Free dinner? My favorite price! Be kind cool to find an old photo of the wharf!
  17. WI16thJim

    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
  18. In the spring of 1864, the 16th WI recruited 4 new companies to refill their ranks. One young Lt. wrote a lot of letters that are now in the UNC's collection. It cost me $125 to have then digitized and sent them to me. Came out to be 189 MB of data, about 400 pages. I became aware of their existence in the bibliography of a book. Digitizing seemed a little less expensive than driving to North Carolina.
  19. Ozzy, " with the 250th Anniversary of American Revolution happening now" American Revolution 1775-1783. Won't be on a 250th anniversary till 2025.
  20. The latest Jackson TV weather update. Wed: 72 40% chance of rain, Thurs: 58 20%, Fri: 60 0%, Sat 67 0%, Sun: 75 0%. Could turn out to be a great weekend!
  21. Ya need to add a little color in your life Doc. Try thinking like a Yankee!
  22. Jackson, TN weather update: Now calling for only a 20% chance of rain the 6th & 7th. Cooling off to 57 thurs., 50 Friday.
  23. The Veterans Museum in Shiloh is selling 155th anniversary tees for $20. Doc Mona said that anyone wishing to purchase one in advance to avoid a possible out of stock situation can respond to this with color (blue, grey, red or brown) and size and she will prepurchase one for you (I suspect you will have to reimburse her). The red is showing the front, the blue the back.
  24. ABC Jackson weather is calling for rain all next week. Accuweather has rain next Wed., then nice for the rest of the week, http://www.accuweather.com/en/us/shiloh-tn/38376/daily-weather-forecast/2125017?day=6. I'm going with accuweather.
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