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Stan Hutson

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  1. Confederate Firearms by Regiment for Shiloh

    Will look through my files and see what I can find as well.
  2. Confederate Firearms by Regiment for Shiloh

    25th Alabama Infantry account by Cpt. William P. Howell, Company I, 25th Alabama Infantry. He is referring to Pvt. Burton Jackson Waddell, Company I, 25th Alabama Infantry. I know this is just one account, but, pretty neat. I will here relate a little incident of a man in my company. In the summer of ’61 when the company was being raised at Oak Level one B.J. Waddell who had just returned from Texas joined our company and had a fine rifle gun which he had secured in the west and insisted that he must carry it to shoot yankees and in our first engagement which I have already described, having shot his rifle a few rounds and while on his knees trying to reload, a yankee bullet struck him in the heel, which disabled him in the balance of the war and while he is still living and resides near Anniston, Alabama. I don’t think he has ever recovered from that gun shot.
  3. Confederate Firearms by Regiment for Shiloh

    Great stuff! More comments after I read all this!
  4. Sgt. Enos Beecher Chatfield, Company D, 11th Iowa Infantry

    Chatfield post war.
  5. Maj. William R. Goddard, 15th Illinois Infantry

    https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/60695926/william-r.-goddard
  6. Maj. William R. Goddard, 15th Illinois Infantry

    From the album Federals killed, wounded, or captured at Shiloh; and some who died in the greater Shiloh campaign before and after the battle; along with notable figures at Shiloh

    Killed at Shiloh on 6 April 1862. O.R.-- SERIES I--VOLUME X/1 [S# 10]April 6-7, 1862..--Battle of Pittsburg Landing, or Shiloh, Tenn.No. 53. -- Report of Capt. Louis D. Kelley, Fifteenth Illinois Volunteers.HDQRS. FIFTEENTH REGIMENT ILLINOIS VOLUNTEERS,Pittsburg, April 10, 1862.SIR: As senior officer in command I report to you the part taken by the Fifteenth Illinois Volunteers in the battle at this place on the 6th of April. Colonel Ellis was wounded in the arm severely at the first fire of the enemy upon us, but he paid no attention to that, and it was not till a ball penetrated his heart that he ceased to cheer on his men. Major Goddard fell a few moments before Colonel Ellis, a ball passing through his head. Two braver or better officers never lived. They were dearly beloved by all their men and by all who knew them. They were kind-hearted, and their loss will be a severe one to the regiment and to the service. Although our field officers were killed and all our captains but two shot down, besides several lieutenants, yet the men stood their ground like veterans amid a perfect storm of shell and bullets, and not until it was found impossible to maintain our position and keep from being taken prisoners did the regiment leave the ground. About 200 of our killed and wounded were left upon the field. After falling back some distance Captain Rogers (who had been wounded by a piece of shell in the breast and arm), Adjutant Barber, and myself rallied what men we could, and started in search of the brigade, but being unable to find it, and having but a little over 100 men, we fell in with parts of other regiments and prepared to meet the enemy.
  7. 1st Lt. James Baird Weaver, Company G, 2nd Iowa Infantry

  8. From the album Fort Donelson

    Slightly wounded at Fort Donelson on 15 February 1862. On 13 March 1865 he was appointed brevet Brigadier General.
  9. Fort Donelson

    Soldiers killed and wounded at Fort Donelson
  10. The View at 100

    Yes they are, prohibited that is.
  11. Cpt. Emerson Opdycke, Company A, 41st Ohio Infantry

    This bullet wounded Opdycke at Shiloh and was removed from his body. http://www.ohiohistorycentral.org/w/Battle_of_Shiloh
  12. Cpt. Emerson Opdycke, Company A, 41st Ohio Infantry

    From the album Federals killed, wounded, or captured at Shiloh; and some who died in the greater Shiloh campaign before and after the battle; along with notable figures at Shiloh

    Wounded at Shiloh. At the beginning of the Civil War, he enlisted as a private in the 41st Ohio Volunteer Infantry and was quickly promoted to captain. At the Battle of Shiloh, Opdycke, despite being wounded, picked up the regiment's fallen flag and led a charge that halted the Confederate advance. Governor Tod ordered Opdycke home, promoted him to colonel and asked him to recruit and command the 125th Ohio Volunteer Infantry. Throughout the rest of the war, this unit was known for its courage and tenacity, earning the name "Opdycke's Tigers."
  13. Cpt. Emerson Opdycke, Company A, 41st Ohio Infantry

  14. Cpl. Robert D. Sparks, Company E, 16th Wisconsin Infantry

  15. Pvt. Perry R. Stivers, Company E, 16th Wisconsin Infantry

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