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Mike last won the day on September 5 2017

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  • Birthday 08/08/1962

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    Vicksburg, Mississippi
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    Lieutenant, Vicksburg Police Department
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    Civil War history; CW re-enacting (8th Missouri Infantry, US)

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  1. Epic Trek 2017: Update

    Everyone, Sorry to do this at the eleventh hour, but I am going to have to cancel due to an illness in my family. Take lots of pictures and video, please. Everyone be safe and I'll try to make it next year. Mike
  2. Epic Trek 2017: Update

    Michelle, I found a room at the Savannah Motel.
  3. Epic Trek 2017: Update

    I have made reservations at a motel in Savannah, thanks. I'm really looking forward to this.
  4. Epic Trek 2017: Update

    It looks like many of the motels in Savannah and Pickwick are already booked up for that weekend. I never realized these tours were so popular. 🙂
  5. Epic Trek 2017: Update

    Thanks y'all...I had not even considered Savannah.
  6. Pea Ridge Engagement

    Halleck followed his "make haste slowly" philosophy to the letter during this campaign . Imagine how things might have been different if he had been more aggressive and slipped the reins of his subordinate commanders when they had upwards of 120,000 Federal troops assembled outside Corinth. The attack on and capture of the Russell House is another area of interest for me, as the 8th Missouri was also involved in that action. I am continually amazed by the amount of knowledge that can be found here.
  7. Epic Trek 2017: Update

    Can anyone recommend a decent hotel in the Corinth area? Every other time I have overnighted in that part of the world my lodgings were made of canvas. (Moderators, feel free to move this post if it needs to be under a different topic.)
  8. Pea Ridge Engagement

    Thanks for the help, Ozzy. I'll have to take a look at the site when I come up in November. Mike
  9. Hello all, I was reading Philip Smith's diary the other day and I read about an engagement that occurred at a place called Pea Ridge on April 24, 1862, approximately 7 miles out from the Union camp. Does anyone know where that action took place? It sounds like it was a pretty spirited little fight. Thanks in advance, Mike
  10. Epic Trek 2017: Update

    I plan to attend!
  11. 2017 Epic Trek Topic Announcement

    Hello Mona. I have watched videos of prior years' hikes on YouTube and, since my re-enactment group portrays a unit that was part of Wallace's Division, I am excited about the opportunity to retrace their footsteps. I'm looking forward to meeting everyone as well.
  12. 2017 Epic Trek Topic Announcement

    How do I sign up for this?
  13. Hello

    Thanks, Ozzy Yes, that's the one...during the May 22, 1863 assault against the Stockade Redan. Mike
  14. Hello

    Just wanted to drop a line and say Hi. I've been to Shiloh a few times over the years and have always been fascinated by the battlefield. I found this group by watching Tim Smith's tours on YouTube. I'm from Vicksburg, Mississippi, and have "ancestral connections" to the battle via family members in 18th Alabama Infantry, Jackson's Brigade and 10th Mississippi Infantry, Chalmers' Brigade. I also have a particular interest in the 8th Missouri Infantry of Smith's Bde of Lew Wallace's Div and would welcome any info y'all can pass on. Thanks, Mike