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  1. Dave, welcome to the SDG. When posting a new topic, look at the bottom of the page for button for Attach Files "Choose Files." If your replying, click the button at the bottom for "More Reply Options." and then the button for Attach Files at the bottom. Jim
  2. No, Stacy is still with the Park. Jim
  3. Another excellent resource is the library at the Corinth Civil War Interpretive Center. Jim
  4. I believe Halleck had a tendency to dislike subordinates having too much success, which limited their effectiveness. Jim
  5. I bought another map @ the bookstore. It is definitely larger than the 2 the CWT sent me: The CWT map fits in the case and was free, has all the same info as the $10 bookstore one. Guess which one I prefer! Jim
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    The 6th Division

    Hank " It was men from Prentiss’s division that started the fight in Fraley Field at 4:55 AM. Prentiss held his camps till 9 AM giving four hours of advance notice to the rest of the army. Even Appler of the 53rd Ohio ordered his men in line in response to the fighting initiated by Prentiss’s men." Peabody started the battle with the patrol he sent out. Prentiss threatened Peabody with discipline for starting an engagement with the enemy against orders. If Prentiss had had his way, the 6th Division would have been captured in their tents. "After losing his camps Prentiss rallied what he could and retreated only as far as needed to join the reserve line formed along the Sunken Road by Will Wallace on the right and Hurlbut on the left." Before losing their camp, the last the 16th WI saw of Prentiss was the south end of his horse heading north. Hard to lead when your fleeing, except leading a route. When it started looking hopeless at the sunken road, Prentiss should have saved his men to continue fighting. Only an idiot allows himself to be surrounded. Wllace and Peabody were killed, so there was no one to counter balance Prentiss' self professed claim to fame and glory. This revisionism you speak of was started by Cunningham and has brought out the truth about the heroism of Peabody and Wallace, to the determent of Prentiss. Jim
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    The 6th Division

    Grant was right. Cook would have been a far better choice. ANYONE would have been a better choice than Prentiss! Jim
  8. Seems like things are ramping up in the acquisition department: http://www.civilwar.org/battlefields/brandystation/10-battlefields-2015/a-message-from-jim-lighthizer-2015.html?utm_source=email&utm_medium=email_update&utm_campaign=ten_battlefields #9 should be right up Perry's alley. Jim
  9. Ozzy, I don't remember the source, but I do remember reading the officers were of the MO 13th were properly paroled, but some slight of hand was used in the enlisted men's parole, leading to a few being executed. Jim
  10. Met a couple from Minn. at the bookstore today. His ancestor was with Peabody & the 13th MO when they were captured at Lexington, MO. He was killed fighting with the 25th MO at Shiloh. We had a short discussion on the 1st Brigade, when I turned the conversation to the 1967 Austin Healey 3000 Mark III they had on a trailer and were hauling to Fla. Jim
  11. Ozzy, Tony has posted 2 videos of the walk on Youtube, Artillery at Shiloh with Tim Smith, parts 1 and 2. He also posted it to SDG site on Facebook. I'm watching part 1 right now. Tim's walks seemed to be great from the front room, on a 60" TV, with a hot cup of coffee. Thanks Tony! Jim
  12. Tony was spotted with his camcorder, so I assume we all may get to do the walk/talk by remote. Jim
  13. I like CD's backup plan better. Now Jackson TV is saying the cold front and rain should blow through by noon Friday. Jim
  14. Jackson TV has the weather this weekend as 64 & rain Fri., sunny & 62 Sat. and sunny & 60 on Sunday. AccuWeather.com has Fri. as 75 & rain, Sat. 62 with rain and Sun. 55 & rain. Intellicast.com has Fri 71 with rain, Sat 60 & sunny and Sun. as 59 and sunny. All 3 have it raining Friday, so don't be surprised if it's sunny. Jim
  15. Calling All Amateur Photographers! A picture is worth a thousand words, so tell us your story by submitting your favorite national park photos in our 2015 Share the Experience photo contest! Even better than getting to share your passion for public lands, you'll be entered for a chance to win big! The National Park Foundation, along with our partners, Active Network and Celestron, are giving away more than $25,000 in cash and prizes. For a full list of prizing and rules, or to submit a photo, please visit www.sharetheexperience.org. Jim
  16. Way to go Mike. First Place Battlefields and Second Place Preservation Threats: http://www.civilwar.org/photos/annual-photo-contest/2015-photo-contest-winners/?utm_source=email&utm_medium=email_update&utm_campaign=photocontest101315 Jim
  17. That was enjoyable: Houston, we have a problem! Jim
  18. Stopped by today as they are setting up. They had just finished giving the Monument a scrubbing: Usually at this point I'd crack a joke such as "Hmmm, kinda boring. A brown blob with a coupla muskets and a flag sticking out," but I've decided to try something new. Restraint. Not too sure I'm gonna like it, tho. I was just in time for one of Stacy Allen's impromptu talks. He was explaining why the site was choosen in relation to the battle. Then there was a meeting of the bigwigs: Now, I wasn't aware I'd taken this picture of Stacy: After looking at it for a while, I decided he was giving the Monument a pep talk before tomorrow. Jim
  19. Take your pick on the weather for Sat. Jackson TV is calling for sunny, mid 70's. Accuweather is calling for mid 60's with scattered showers. Intellicast is calling for partly cloudy, 72. Weatherman, the only job where you can be wrong everyday and still get paid. Jim
  20. 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. ---- Caring for the Wounded and Dead Meet at the Corinth Civil War Interpretive Center Hiking Distance: Car Caravan Type of Terrain: Short distances of easy walking. Three days of fighting at Corinth and Davis Bridge resulted in over 8,000 men killed, wounded or captured.Many of the wounded were taken to Corinth's homes and hotels which had been pressed into service as hospitals.This caravan tour, led by Ranger Rachel Winters, will visit the sites of some of these impromptu hospitals, such as the Tishomingo Hotel, Corinth House, and Corona Female College. In the days following the battle, over 900 fresh graves were dug. This tour will also address the burial process for those fallen soldiers, both Union and Confederate. As usual, Rachel gave a great talk. 3:00 p.m. to 3:45 p.m. ----The Occupation of Corinth Meet at the Corinth Civil War Interpretive Center Hiking Distance: 300 yards Type of Terrain: Easy on a grassy slope. The Battle of Corinth did not end the military activity in Corinth.The Union forces would occupy the town of Corinth for fifteen months following the battle.During that time thousands of African Americans flocked to Corinth and took their first steps toward full citizenship, business men capitalized on the Union Army's presence and citizens interacted with the soldiers. Join Park Ranger Jim Minor for a short walk and explore life in occupied Corinththrough the various perspectives of soldiers, African Americans, citizens, and business men. The discussion will include the return of the Confederates to the city and the attempts to place the railroads back in operation. I've always enjoyed Jim's talks. This one was a little bittersweet as it's the last one Jim will give as a Ranger. He is retiring. We can always hope he comes back as one of those high paid volunteers, ala Bjorn. Jim
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    Corinth 153rd

    10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. ---- Battery Robinett: The Confederate Perspective Meet at the Corinth Civil War Interpretive Center Hiking Distance: Car Caravan Type of Terrain: Easy on grassy slopes. The climax of the Battle of Corinth was in front of the small fort known as Battery Robinett.Join Park Ranger Tom Parson and experience this tragic assault in the words of the Confederate soldiers who fought here.Officers and enlisted men of the 42nd Alabama Infantry and the 9th Texas Cavalry were among the survivors of the battle and they recorded their harrowing experience in letters and journals.The walk will follow the route of this desperate charge all the way to the very ditch in front of Battery Robinett. This program will take place 153 years to the hour of the actual charge. 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. ---- Daniel Murray and the 1st U.S. Infantry Meet at the Corinth Civil War Interpretive Center Hiking Distance: 100 yards Type of Terrain: Easy on a grassy slope. Join Ranger Tom Parson as he gives a first-person account of Daniel Murray, an Irish immigrant and American solider.Daniel describes his life in the Regular Army at the outbreak of the war through the fighting at Battery Robinett.Prior to the Civil War Daniel served in Indian Territory and fought at the battle of Wilson's Creek, Missouri.During the Battle of Corinth, he was one of 26 men from Company C, 1st U.S. Infantry, who was manning the heavy artillery inside of Battery Robinett. This talk was exceptional, even by Tom's standards. If you ever have the chance to see it, don't miss it. I guarantee you will enjoy it. Jim
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    my picture

    Michele, the computer whisperer. Good job young lady. Jim
  23. Has anyone noticed the Tenn. Mon. seems to be designed along the lines of the WI Mon. and that the Miss. Mon. seems to be following along those lines? It's like the WI Mon. set the style for Shiloh monuments. Jim
  24. According to the Trailshead map, the 46th Ohio campsite was near Hy 142 just west of where it intersects Hy 22, near what I call the McDowell entrance to the Park (west entrance). This would have placed the camp just off the west side of the Ben Howell field. Jim
  25. Well, they say when you have to explain a joke ......... If you go to the Park's web page on the dedication, http://www.nps.gov/shil/planyourvisit/event-details.htm?eventID=680824-245777 they have a picture of the Xmass ornament featuring the FULL monument, so you can get an idea of what it will look like with the top on. This site has a photo of the model: http://www.civilwartalk.com/threads/mississippi-monument-dedication-coming-up-this-fall-at-shiloh.113436/ Jim
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