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Student of Sherman

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    Nashville, TN via Detroit Rock City
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  1. Epic Trek 2017: Update

    You all have fun! -Paul
  2. Shiloh Battlefield Marker Returned

    My friend did the work by finding it in the first place and notifying the Park Service. I'm merely the messenger
  3. Shiloh Battlefield Marker Returned

    Not long ago, a friend of mine saw on Craiglists that a Battlefield Position Marker from Shiloh was up for sale. This struck him as odd, and sent me the listing over Facebook to see for myself. The marker itself is #402, Day 2 action, Jones Withers' Division, Chalmer's 2nd Brigade that states: C. S. ARMY OF THE MISSISSIPPI. Chalmers' (2d) Brigade, 9th MISS., 7th MISS., 5th MISS., 10th MISS., Withers' (2d) Division, Bragg's Corps. This brigade was engaged here on Monday, April 7, 1862, until about 1 p.m. My friend then contacted Shiloh National Military Park and informed them of what he had seen, and for the park to hopefully have it returned. I am very pleased to announce, it is indeed done. The Park Service responded saying the Marker was back in their possession, and that it had been taken from the Battlefield over 40 years ago. It looks a bit worn due to age, so I'm sure that it'll be spruced up a bit and retake it's rightful place on the Battlefield. So good news all around! -Paul
  4. 155th Hikes

    The topics of the many hikes look like it will be a fun time this year. I was looking forward to it, until I remembered our 10 year Anniversary is in mid April and talked about taking a week off to go somewhere. I, myself, would prefer to take that week and just spend it at Shiloh during the anniversary week; however, I doubt that would fly over well with the Mrs., ugh...priorities truly suck, don't they? -Paul
  5. SHILOH QUIZ #10

    I'll go with 515 feet. Can we go to National Coney Island or a Big Boy, instead? Between those, and Slurpees from 7-11, definitely miss them all. -Paul
  6. Epic Trek with Tim: Fort Donelson Video

    I started Tim's recent book not too long ago, the one thing I wish were different (as it was with the Shiloh book) is less of the Tarantino-ing with certain topics...meaning...something will be introduced, and then several pages spent going back to the beginning, explaining how that topic or person came to be. A lot of the times it's only something small & indifferent to the big picture, it just simply can be annoying at times. Then again, this is just my opinion. -Paul
  7. First Capital to fall

    The only thing I can think of, which might be incorrect, is Jackson MS. Only because of Brig. General Charles Clark (Clark's Division of Polk's Corps at Shiloh, later A.P Stewart's) was sworn in as Governor in late 1863, preceded by John J. Pettus. -Paul
  8. Fort Donelson Hike

    Just was curious, something I've been wondering, did Tony by chance, take his usual video for this hike? I just finished Tim's interview with Bjorn and that question popped up in my head. -Paul
  9. Hello from Ohio at Perryville

    Welcome to the group!
  10. 58347961d0c76-Shiloh3.jpg

    Yes sir, well done!
  11. Water Oaks Pond

  12. Hello from 58th Illinois

    Welcome to the group, Pat! Very glad to have you with us.
  13. Corinth 154th

    I would love to one year attend these events at Corinth, they just always seem to fall during the week due to the anniversary itself, makes it too difficult, sadly. Looks like fun, though! -Paul
  14. Fort Donelson Hike Update

    I'm still undecided at the moment. The good part is it'd only be about an hour and 40 minute drive, but still, just not certain as of now, so we shall see. -Paul
  15. In Search of David Wilson Reed

    Speaking of Iowa Officers, rather amusing story regarding then Colonel William Hall of the 11th Iowa Regiment in the spring of 1864. Ah, those newbies... "Considering his ill-health, Colonel Hall was successful as a soldier. He was a good tactician, and brave and resolute. His greatest fault seemed to be in questioning the justness and propriety of the orders of his superiors. He would obey them, but it was not uncommon for him to do so under protest. The following will illustrate how the enlisted men of his command appreciated his temper. While the Iowa Brigade was encamped at Clifton, Tennessee, just before starting across the country to Huntsville, a squad of raw recruits, from its different regiments, were put on picket. They were in the enemy's country, and, of course, were ordered to load their pieces. Returning to camp in the morning, they inquired of the veterans how they should get the charges, out of their guns, and received the following instructions: "Go out there, behind Colonel Hall's tent, and fire them off: that's the only place—and be sure and all fire at once." They did as directed. What followed, was better appreciated by the veterans, than by those who were learning their first lesson in soldiering. Colonel Hall, who was in bed, sprang out in a rage, and ordered the poor fellows tied from morning till night."
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