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  1. Not sure if anyone knows, but as Shiloh is an NPS site, does the tour guide have to been "sanctioned" or approved by the park before leading paid tours there? I ask for my own personal interest, which means leading tours at other NPS sites, and having to jump through more hoops just to get approval to lead tours at Wild Cat Mountain (a Forestry Service site), I wonder if the hoops dance has to be performed at places like Shiloh.
  2. We all wound up getting a tick or two, but the Deep Woods Off pretty much took care of most and we only had to flick a couple away.
  3. A small blog post today about my first trip to Shiloh. Shamed of myself that I had never been to this iconic and bucolic location previously! Shiloh!
  4. I am sure they do exist...most likely with LBL. I am working on another project at the moment, but after that has been completed I might dig into these old trails.
  5. I got this from the Park Service about the old Fort Henry interpretive trail: About the discarded signage on the Fort Henry trails, this was a Land Between the Lakes, 1970 interpretive systems that had audio stations along the trail. Unfortunately, it too shared the fate of the fort proper, with annual floods. Any current interpretive signs were installed by the US Forest Service, however, they were donated from our park to celebrate the Civil War Sesquicentennial.
  6. Thanks, all. I am definitely interested mostly in the US Regulars at Donelson, but any tidbit that helps fill in the story is helpful and much appreciated!
  7. Does anyone have any info on the two U.S. Regular cavalry companies that were at Donelson? They only receive a mention in the order of battle in Tim Smith's book, no mention of them at all in Starr's cavalry trilogy, and Bradley's book on the U.S. Regulars in the west covers only infantry. Any info (commanders, unit strengths, after action reports, etc.) would be appreciated. I do not own the O.R. for the Henry-Donelson campaign, and I doubt if they receive any mention in the O.R. being that there were only two companies (according to the Blue & Gray 2011 issue).
  8. It is a picture of one of the plastic replicas from the Upper Battery, and in this case is supposed to be a 32-pounder. I agree, must be more like a carronade than a gun, as the 32 pounders in the River Battery were much longer in barrel length, being guns.
  9. If you ever come up with anything, I would love to know more. Appears to me a great chance for LBL to recreate the trail, which in turn would mean more visitation, which in turn would mean more dollars spent potentially within LBL and the surrounding area.
  10. We made it a point to check the stops mentioned (outside the park) in the 2011 Blue and Gray Magazine, and that terrain that Smith's boys moved across...aye yi yi! No wonder Smith saw skulkers. We also went to see that marker north of Hickman that was mentioned in the old B&G tour, but not the newer one. I hope to head back to the park and GPS and take a picture of every tablet, then map them for others to use.
  11. Well, crap, I knew that, and have since corrected my faux pax! Thanks!!!
  12. I wrote up a bit of a blog post about my recent trip to the Donelson area in case folks are interested: http://ohioatperryville.blogspot.com/2017/02/heiman-henry-and-donelsonoh-my.html
  13. Got to Heiman for the first time, plus did some exploring around the Henry area. Pictures are on my Facebook profile for those who are on FB: https://www.facebook.com/buckeyedarryl/media_set?set=a.10155095656106474.1073741878.723601473&type=3 Did find an unusual old interpretive trail that has aluminum signs, a concrete stone with wires coming out, and some had posts next to them with a box with a push button. Must have been some sort of speaker system for each stop. Found some of these along existing trails, and others in the woods with no obvious trail nearby. The chap at FODO was not familiar with these. I would love to find out more if anyone has any ideas or whom I can contact.
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