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Stan Hutson

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  1. Stan I have started to write my book on Shiloh Arms. I see on this Site you have included a number of accounts of  letters of men who fought at Shiloh. I am looking or will look for any info on arms carried if the soldier has a negative or positive comment on what they carried. I have five or six mentioning firearms and how they reported their Regiment outgunned or better armed than the enemy at certain times during the Battle. I have also discovered with facts and evidence the CS Officers out here in the West and the East were aware of the quality of arms issued to the men and knew much of it was antique and of poor quality. They tried to convince the men otherwise by promoting the use of the bayonet in a Battle over Rifles... Some great propaganda came out on how Napoleon won the Battle with the Bayonet and with the crummy guns you were issued, the bayonet is your weapon of choice! Even Lee commented... and Johnston and Bragg-- anyway-- I will send you from time to time the manuscript for comment-- I am also doing a section on uniforms and Flags--  I know you are working on a Flag Book-- We will shake up the Shiloh World or at least contribute to the overall research of the Battle and that not everyone carried a smoothbore that day.... Tom

  2. Then again, I don't know how much that time mattered. The Confederates were disorganized, thus part of the reason they stopped. Had they continued on the attack, being so disorganized, I venture that the disorganization would have caused even more ill coordinated attacks, and potentially, disaster for the Confederates, if that makes sense.
  3. I would say the time from when CS troops stopped in the Federal camps until the attacks resumed, esp. on the Confederate center and right.
  4. Not sure what "Colonel" he killed, or if that was reported in error.
  5. I am a firm believer that there are some "jewels" out there, letters and diaries and such, about Shiloh, that the public has never seen.
  6. As noted in the piece above, it says he was killed on the 7th, while his military records clearly state he was killed on the 6th.
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