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  1. TennesseeYankee

    Relic hunting?

    Say, I'm seeing how nice the weather is outside and I thought it might be nice to go relic hunting. Anybody in the general Shiloh/Corinth area might like to go out detecting on land around here? I have a spare detector for people that know of land, be no detector. LEGALLY of course! No sneaking onto park land! I don't like the idea of prison. Anyway, just thought I'd ask and see if anyone was interested. Sean Marcum
  2. TennesseeYankee

    Prelude to the 150th Anniversary of Shiloh - April 2012

    Well being a reenactor myself, it IS a mess having 2 Shilohs. The big one will be the one next to the Park and at Fallen Timbers. First Federal Div has the best info too. The other Shiloh, well, they are causing the rift by not backing down. I've heard nothing if they'll be canceled forcibly or what. What do other locals think bout this? Seems impossible local government could allow 2 events. Highway 57 is only so big! Sean Marcum
  3. I found this report and wondered if anyone has heard of a Doctor Parker, or perhaps even a Doctor Chambers living in between Pebble hill and modern Michie? I have heard of a Dr. Chambers in the area, but never heard if he was around during the war. http://tennessee.civilwarsourcebook.com/collection.pdf/1862-04/1862-04-Article-9-Page14.pdf Sean Marcum
  4. TennesseeYankee

    John Jackman, Orphan Brigade

    Hard to tell. My impression from another report I have seen is this other bit of Fallen timbers is different then the famous "Fallen Timbers", which I think is about 200-300 yards behind the action mentioned in the above report. Though they could have deployed in that area then advanced. The question is, how many sections of fallen timber could there have been?
  5. TennesseeYankee

    Black Jack Forest???

    Okay. Got a mystery here for people. Now I'm trying to figure out the location of this report. Personally I think it is along the Ridge Road "Currently Harrison Rd.". In between the famous Fallen Timbers site and pebble hill "Mickeys house". I think the swamp is the area around little creek, right where Breckenridge's very last line is on the 8th. What you guys think? http://tennessee.civilwarsourcebook.com/collection.pdf/1862-03/1862-03-Article-51-Page86.pdf Sean Marcum P.S. Couldn't copy and paste, but this is a direct link.
  6. TennesseeYankee

    John Jackman, Orphan Brigade

    Well I'm convinced he heard it on the 5th, as he is rather clear as to where he is at the time. I can't recall, but could it have been possible that it was just thunder or was there artillery going off on the 5th, but wasn't heavily reported?
  7. TennesseeYankee

    Underscored Shiloh?

    Well had my first tour yesterday and I must say it was very fun. It lasted 3 and a half hours and I felt like I was rushed at that! Now Perry, I pretty did cover what you were talking about. So great minds think alike I guess. Be more than happy to give you a tour as well! Just contact me ahead of time to get a tour booked. I have found the forum here to be great for the Civilian stories which are almost never mentioned in the books. But again, trying to compress the books on Shiloh into even 4 hours is difficult. Anything past Divisions, Corps or Army is very hard for people as well. I did try really hard to talk about the second days battle too. At the very end I summed it up as, "It was pretty much a slug match without much of the tactics like the 1st day". But the ideas are great to hear too. Gets my mind going and confirms some ideas I've had before. Now I just need to get someone booked for 8 hours and I'm all set! So glad I've taken the time to walk all around the park. Sean Marcum
  8. TennesseeYankee

    Shake a Rag Church

    I was looking through this again.... What exactly is a "Shake a rag or Shakerag" Church?
  9. TennesseeYankee

    John Jackman, Orphan Brigade

    Found this to be an interesting account- **John Jackman was a member of the Confederate military unit from Kentucky that came to be known as the "Orphan Brigade." During his tour of duty, he made many diary entries recording his experiences. Most of the entries describe being cold, sick, and hungry. Fortunately for us, he was often too sick to fight and so survived the Civil War to publish this account. The following entries describe his experiences at the Battle of Shiloh, near Corinth, MS. In this entry, he makes fun of a fellow Confederate soldier he calls "Brown Jeans" who does not speak proper English and is unable to afford a proper uniform.** April 5th, 1862 This morning, felt completely broken down. The wagon was so heavily loaded, and behind too, I had to try it afoot again -- the train rolled past me, and I was left a complete straggler. A staff officer, in charge of the rear, ordered me back to Corinth, but as soon as he was gone, I kept ahead. The next house I came to I stopped. The lady gave me some milk and bread to eat. I felt so bad, I thought I would go no further. Soldiers were straggling along all day. That evening, there was some artillery firing towards Shiloh. Again had fever that night. April 6th This day will long be remembered. Soon after the sun had risen, the firing of artillery became so general, and the roar of musketry could be heard so distinctly, I knew the battle had commenced. I wished to be on the field, but was not able to walk so far. The gentleman with whom I was staying had his only remaining horse caught, which I mounted. When I bade "mine hostess" good bye, she looked very "sorrowful" -- which affected me not a little & I never knew why she took such an interest in me. The gentleman walked and kept up. Four miles brought us to Monterey, and just beyond, we met some of the wounded on foot with their arms and heads bound up in bloody bandages, & I felt then that I was getting in the vicinity of the "warfare." Soon we met ambulances and wagons loaded with wounded, and I could hear the poor fellows groaning and shrieking, as they were being jolted over the rough road. Met a man on horseback with a stand of captured colors. We were now in proximity of the fighting, and we met crowds of men; some crippling along, wounded in the legs or about the body; others, no blood could be seen about their persons -- yet all seemed bent on getting away. I now dismounted and started on foot. I never saw the gentleman afterwards, who had kindly brought me so far on the road. Being in so much excitement, I became stronger. I met a fellow dressed in a suit of "butter-nut" jeans, who was limping, but I don't believe was scratched. He asked me, in that whining way: "Has you'ns been in the fight yet?" I thought he meant some general, and asked my "brown" interrogator what troops General "Youens" commanded. He seemed astounded, and at last made me understand him. I told him "no," and went on. I afterwards got quite familiar with the "youens" and "weens" vernacular of "Brown Jeans." While passing a hospital on the roadside, I happened to see one of our company lying by a tent wounded. I went out to see him, and there found the brigade hospital established. There were heaps of wounded lying about, many of them I knew, and first one then another would ask me to give him water or do some other favor for him. While I was thus occupied, Dr. P told me to stay with him, that I was not able to go on the field -- that I would be captured. There was no one to help him, and I turned surgeon, pro tempore. I was not able to do much, but rendered all the assistance in my power. Part of my business was to put patients under the influence of chloroform. I kept my handkerchief saturated all the time, and was often dizzy from the effects myself. It was about one o'clock in the day, when I got there. All day long the battle raged. Occasionally there would be a lull for a short time; but the cannon were never entirely hushed. They would break out in increased thunder, and the roar of the musketry would roll up and down the lines, vibrating almost regularly from one extreme to the other. All day long the ambulances continued to discharge their loads of wounded. At last night set in, and the musketry ceased; but the Federal gunboats continued shelling awhile after dark. Nearly midnight when we got through with the wounded. A heavy rain set in. I was tired, sick and all covered with blood. But I was in far better fix than many that were there. I sat on a medicine chest in the surgeon's tent, and "nodded" the long night through.
  10. TennesseeYankee

    Confederate Soldiers' Nicknames

    John Jackman from his book on the Kentucky Orphan Brigade. http://www.ket.org/civilwar/war.html
  11. TennesseeYankee

    Jeff Davis' bell

    It did strike me as a rather silly article. But it does pretty much show that the bell was from Corinth too. Sean Marcum
  12. TennesseeYankee

    Jeff Davis' bell

    Okay, this thread is WAY old, but here a photo of the bell anyway. Though I'm about 99% sure its NOT Jeff Davis' bell, but it IS a cool local item for Corinth. http://www.flickr.co...ood/1240981767/
  13. TennesseeYankee

    Confederate Soldiers' Nicknames

    Not exactly a unit name or state name, but still a nickname. It is from John Jackman of Kentucky from the Orphan Brigade. April 6th This day will long be remembered. Soon after the sun had risen, the firing of artillery became so general, and the roar of musketry could be heard so distinctly, I knew the battle had commenced. I wished to be on the field, but was not able to walk so far. The gentleman with whom I was staying had his only remaining horse caught, which I mounted. When I bade "mine hostess" good bye, she looked very "sorrowful" -- which affected me not a little & I never knew why she took such an interest in me. The gentleman walked and kept up. Four miles brought us to Monterey, and just beyond, we met some of the wounded on foot with their arms and heads bound up in bloody bandages, & I felt then that I was getting in the vicinity of the "warfare." Soon we met ambulances and wagons loaded with wounded, and I could hear the poor fellows groaning and shrieking, as they were being jolted over the rough road. Met a man on horseback with a stand of captured colors. We were now in proximity of the fighting, and we met crowds of men; some crippling along, wounded in the legs or about the body; others, no blood could be seen about their persons -- yet all seemed bent on getting away. I now dismounted and started on foot. I never saw the gentleman afterwards, who had kindly brought me so far on the road. Being in so much excitement, I became stronger. I met a fellow dressed in a suit of "butter-nut" jeans, who was limping, but I don't believe was scratched. He asked me, in that whining way: "Has you'ns been in the fight yet?" I thought he meant some general, and asked my "brown" interrogator what troops General "Youens" commanded. He seemed astounded, and at last made me understand him. I told him "no," and went on. I afterwards got quite familiar with the "youens" and "weens" vernacular of "Brown Jeans."
  14. TennesseeYankee

    Underscored Shiloh?

    Say, I got a new tour company in the area, Shiloh-Corinth Battlefield Tours, and I started thinking, what are aspects of Shiloh that don't seem to get covered much? Whats something you might like to hear on a tour of Shiloh? What perhaps will be that "Wow!" fact or account? I'm really interested to hear from the students of the battle. Though, also put yourself in the mindset of someone who knows VERY little of Shiloh too. I have ideas, but I love to hear different thoughts on the subject. Sean Marcum
  15. Well nice to be back to the area here and hopefully look at the forum here more for a change. I just got from Wyoming a few weeks ago and decided that I'd start up a tour company covering more of the Corinth area, but Shiloh too. So here is the site of my new company https://www.facebook.com/Corinth62 Don't need to have an account on facebook to see it. I thought that 4 part time tour guides in the area are enough with the big events up soon, plus Corinth is so poorly under represented as well. Another thing is Corinth has a new website too- CorinthCivilWar.com Has some good first hand accounts on their page. So, anyway, if anyone has any advice for the tours, interesting accounts that aren't usually published, or anything that you might like talked about in tours that aren't often mentioned, love to hear input. I've done tours a few times to outsiders "IE non students of the battle per-say", but since everyone here are students of Shiloh/Corinth, it would be useful I think to hear your guys thoughts! Sean Marcum *Ps. Mods, if I posted in the wrong spot, feel free to move this.
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