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Stan Hutson

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  1. Stan Hutson

    New photo album layout

    Not sure if anyone has noticed, but the way in which photos and albums are stored/displayed has changed. I do not like the new layout. I guess there is no way to default to the old style though.
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    New photo album layout

    Nothing can be done to change it or view it in the old style I reckon. Sigh.
  3. 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

    http://digitalcollections.lib.washington.edu/cdm/fullbrowser/collection/civilwar/id/337/rv/compoundobject/cpd/341/rec/1 Letter from Samuel to his wife about the Battle of Shiloh.
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    Epic Trek with Tim 2018: Sweet Home Alabama Edition

    Naturally anything having to do with Alabamians will be a great experience
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    PVT Baker 25th Missouri

    I would say that would be ON park property. "at" their camp, to me that indicates just beyond the perimeter of their camp and further beyond. And it sounds like to me more than one trench, by the way it is phrased.
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    Army of the Ohio Buell Firearms list by Regiment

    Yep, I would be! Finishing up my Master's Degree, thesis on CS flags. Long story short, have some Shiloh accounts and neat flag images to use, especially, go figure, Alabama flags.
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    Army of the Ohio Buell Firearms list by Regiment

    Tom, In your opinion, what was the most prevalent weapon at Shiloh, well, most prevalent in the Southern Army and the likewise for the Federal Army.
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    Army of the Ohio Buell Firearms list by Regiment

    I would say they were well armed for Spring 1862
  9. From the album: Confederates and Federals in the Iuka/Corinth Campaign

    Taken from the Shiloh NMP facebook page: THE DEATH OF WILLIE PRICE Early in the morning of October 4, 1862, the 53rd Illinois set out with a Union column marching out of Bolivar, TN., to relieve the embattled Federals at Corinth. At the Hatchie River they ran into General Van Dorn’s defeated Confederate army. So began the engagement at Davis Bridge. The National troops attacked down Metamora Hill and the Confederates on the west bank were scattered and forced across the rickety bridge. A brigade of Union soldiers rushed over the span in pursuit, and was immediately in trouble. The Southerners had rallied on the higher ground and had their foes trapped. Willie Price was the lowest ranking of three officers in Company A, 53rd Illinois. His captain could not be found (he was rumored to be drunk), and the 1st Lieutenant was off somewhere with the Colonel. Willie found himself commanding the company in a no-win scenario; he could not advance, he would not retreat. (In military records, Price is listed as a 1st Sergeant). There was a very slight embankment on the field, the old riverbank from the days before the Hatchie had changed its course. Willie ordered his men to hunker down behind the scant cover and so saved many lives. On the hill to their front was the dismounted cavalry of Brig. Gen. Charles Pfifer, which included the Arkansas Sharpshooters of Col. “Ras” Stirman. They couldn’t miss but they had to expose themselves to shoot. With his sword in his hand Lt. Price called out, “There they are boys – give it to them!” They were Willie’s last words. “I saw him as the moment the bullet struck him,” recalled Sergeant Sam Baldwin, “taking effect in his right side and coming out under the left arm. He fell and died without a struggle.” The fight went on for a few more hours and eventually the Confederates, trapped between two rivers and two Union forces, pulled away and escaped across the Hatchie using a bridge a few miles to the south. There were over a thousand men, of both sides, killed, wounded, and captured during the fight. The forty-six Union dead were buried on the east bank, just under the heights that proved so deadly to them. Willie was buried in his uniform, wrapped in a blanket. 1st Sergeant Patrick Ryan thought the family would want to recover Willie’s body and sent his father a detailed letter on how to find the battlefield, and his son’s resting place. “At the north side of the grave lays a large fallen tree running parallel with the grave. You will find at the foot of the grave on the butt of an old stump the letters W.D.P., if the headboard should be destroyed, you cannot fail to find him.” Mr. William Price arrived in West Tennessee a week later and rented a wagon in Bolivar. He placed Willie in a metallic coffin and made the return journey to Bolivar where he loaded his son’s remains onto a train. A few days later Willie was laid to rest in the family plot in Ottowa, far from the Hatchie River.
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    Maj. Zenas Applington, 7th Illinois Cavalry

    From the album: Confederates and Federals in the Iuka/Corinth Campaign

    Killed in action on 15 May 1862 at Farmington, Mississippi
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    1st Lt. William D. Price, Company A, 53rd Illinois Infantry

    This map was used by Willie Price’s father to locate his son’s grave after the engagement at Davis Bridge. The dead from the 53rd and 28th Illinois were buried alongside a rail fence; to the right were two officer’s graves. Willie’s is marked with a small “+”. A year after the war forty-five Union dead (not counting Willie) were moved to the Corinth National Cemetery.
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    1st Lt. William D. Price, Company A, 53rd Illinois Infantry

    2nd Lt. Willie Price, 53rd Illinois Infantry. His brother, Henry Price of the 104th Illinois Infantry, would be killed July 20, 1864 at Peach Tree Creek, outside Atlanta, GA.
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    Unknown Confederate with unique story

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    Unknown Confederate with unique story

    From the album: Fort Donelson

    D. W. Fogg served in the 17th Illinois Infantry. After the war, he wrote to Confederate Veteran magazine, relating the story of the image. He says, "On the battle field of Fort Donelson, when Buckner and Floyd on Saturday tried in vain to cut through our lines, one boy got through and far in advance of his command and was killed. The ball struck him in the forehead, so he suffered no pain. We laid him tenderly away. We could find nothing on him giving his name, but he had a picture of himself taken on glass. I had it copied on cards and sent one to the post master at Dover, but never heard from him. I send one to you, as there may be some one yet living who would know him from the picture in the VETERAN. An interesting side note was written by Mr. Fogg as well. He also says, in the same letter, "You folks are doing something all the time to keep green the memory of your loved ones, and in this work of raising monuments and training children to revere the old soldiers we are falling behind."
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    Fort Donelson

    Soldiers killed and wounded at Fort Donelson
  16. From the album: Confederates 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

    There were plenty of native born Georgians in the Battle of Shiloh. But not so for actual Georgia regiments; in fact no Georgia Infantry regiments fought at Shiloh. One Georgia unit to serve at Shiloh though was Girardey's Georgia Artillery Battery. The man pictured is an unidentified member of the "Washington Artillery", not to be mistaken with the Washington Artillery of New Orleans, but the Washington Artillery of Girardey's Battery. This battery was attached to Gen. Jackson's 3rd Brigade, being engaged near Larkin Bell's field on the Confederate right flank.
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    Lt. Col. Martin Hardin Cofer, 6th Kentucky Infantry CS

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    Henry vs. Spencer

    That is exactly it! Thanks Ozzy. Skelton, I remembered it was a distinct last name. I did not know other Henry's were used at Corinth. I could have sworn I saw it in print in a book, but, it could very well have been this article that I stumbled upon. I may be wrong, but I think most people think, "oh, Henry Rifle, they were blasting away like they do in Western movies". I have even seen Civil War reenactors carrying Henry rifles and they were just blasting away when shooting. I don't think this is historically accurate. I think the soldiers lucky enough to have these weapons, especially early in the war, would have been firing "somewhat fast", but still taking deliberate aim. Ammunition was not just laying around for this weapon. I can't see someone, especially Confederate, burning through ammunition when ammunition resupply would be a colossal issue. At Corinth, for Skelton, I think actually it would have been more than a colossal issue. If he ran out of ammo, there was probably NO resupply, and he would be left carrying a heavy paperweight if he did run out of ammo. I found the picture of Fisher mentioned in the article, holding his Henry rifle. Fisher, and the 10th Kentucky Partisan Rangers Cavalry, however, did not fight at Corinth. Their fighting was done in Kentucky for the most part. Still, incredibly rare and historically important image. I would imagine the most technologically advanced rifle on the field at Shiloh would be the Sharps rifle or carbine. But, I imagine Birge's Western Sharpshooters, along with other marksmen and sharpshooters, were carrying some finely crafted rifles as well, such as the Dimick rifle.
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    New 16th Wisconsin Infantry album

    I would like to get one of those myself!