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  1. Stan Hutson

    Cpt. Hugh William Henry, Company K, 22nd Alabama Infantry

    I previously posted this picture and etc. in a stand alone post. Wanted to include it in this album however, thus the duplication.
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    Cpt. William O. Baldwin, Company G, 22nd Alabama Infantry

    The flag of Company I, Pike Greys, 22nd Alabama Infantry. This flag was presented to this company/regiment and it seems it was used as the regimental flag. Baldwin picked up this flag and carried it when the color bearer was killed. Obverse and reverse of the flag. 07. Obv after encapsulation.tif 08. Rev after encapsulation.tif
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    Scott's Louisiana Regiment

    This is rather intriguing. The first question that comes to my mind is wondering how many men were in the 1st Louisiana Cavalry at the time of Shiloh. This is all speculation as I do not have access right now to the OR's for guidance. Lots of what if's. I know many Alabama cavalry soldiers were "farmed out" as scouts, couriers, etc., and did not act together as a unit for all intents and purposes. I wonder if the same could be said of the 1st Louisiana Cavalry. If they operated as a solid whole unit, under Forrest, however, I do not see how they could be neglected in records; nor do I see how they could not be mentioned in Forrest's operations at Shiloh, particularly if they numbered over 100 men. The verbiage or rather how the story is articulated in the original article leads me to think they were on the Confederate right flank, near the river, the entire time. They may have not joined Forrest in his movements near the Sarah Bell cotton field. The story seems to mix "general Shiloh history" with the actions of the regiment. Although not as good as Fold3, civilwardata.com only lists one member of the regiment as being wounded. IF, again, IF, they only lost one man wounded, that does not seem to indicate they were in any thick fighting. One way or another, it seems to indicate that there were a lot of Confederate horsemen "operating" on the Confederate right and/or Forrest had more men under him than I thought.
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    Scott's Louisiana Regiment

    http://tcc230.tripod.com/ The following short history was taken from the website above: In February, 1862, Brigadier General Buckner ordered the 1st Louisiana Cavalry to operate on the north side of the Cumberland River, opposite Fort Donelson, to prevent any Union artillery from establishing across from the Fort. From this assignment until April, 1864, the 1st Louisiana Cavalry Regiment fought exclusively outside of their home state. After the fall of Ft. Donelson, the regiment was ordered back to Nashville and remained there until Union forces started showing up on both sides of the river. The regiment was then ordered Franklin, Tennessee and to serve as the rear guard. While in route, Capt. G. Scott and a detachment of 40 men were sent to halt the harassment of a Union cavalry unit that was following. At Granny White's Pike, Capt. Scott and his detachment attacked the 100 man detachment of the 4th Ohio Cavalry, killing 12, routing the troopers and burned their tents. The 1st La. Cavalry detachment lost 1 killed and 1 mortally wounded. The remainder of the trip to Franklin was uneventful and marked the first engagement of a long record of engagements for the regiment. At Shiloh, the 1st La. Cavalry was a part of Col. Nathan B. Forrest's Cavalry on the extreme right of the Confederate line. Repulsed the opening attacks on the 7th of April but had to finally give way to reinforcements of fresh troops of the Union forces.
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    Scott's Louisiana Regiment

    Scott's Cavalry regiment was the 1st Louisiana Cavalry and from what I found on the net, it shows they were operating under Forrest at Shiloh. Very odd that they are not independently listed in the OR's, that I can see. Did a little research and found the obituary, plus another online source, showing one Martin Costley, 1st Louisiana Cavalry, Company L, wounded at Shiloh. So, they were there it seems. The original article you posted is very odd and hard to follow. Very generic "history" of the battle, almost written as if the writer was not there, just rehashing the Shiloh battle story. If they were with Forrest, it leads one to wonder if they followed Forrest away from guarding bridges and joined in the attack near the Sarah Bell cotton field?
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    Another Flag of Truce

    I wonder what the back story is on this. I am sure there were other commanders who probably wanted to recover other fallen soldiers at Shiloh, and probably would have given the chance. I can see why the body of the Governor would want to be recovered, but the Major? Just makes me think that if Beauregard gave the nod to Breckenridge to send a flag of truce, other officers would have gotten wind and would have wanted to send their own envoy(s) for similar purposes.
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    Fort Donelson

    Soldiers killed and wounded at Fort Donelson
  8. http://www.historynet.com/a-frolic-up-the-tennessee.htm#prettyPhoto Image of Lt. Seth Ledyard Phelps, US Navy. He commanded the Tyler, Lexington, and Conestoga on their naval raid after the fall of Fort Donelson. Neat article on naval activity setting the stage for the Battle of Shiloh.
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    1st Lt. Joseph Bartlett Dorr, Quartermaster, 12th Iowa Infantry

    Check signed by Dorr
  10. Stan Hutson

    Dr. Charles Bonner, Mississippi, Confederate doctor

    Cedarhurst again.
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    Dr. Charles Bonner, Mississippi, Confederate doctor

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    Dr. Charles Bonner, Mississippi, Confederate doctor

    Cedarhurst, home of Dr. Bonner.