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    American Civil War, Revolutionary War, the Miami Campaign, World War One, hiking, beer, hockey

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  1. 2nd & 4th US Cavalry - Info?

    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!
  2. 2nd & 4th US Cavalry - Info?

    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).
  3. Recent Visit to Heiman, Henry, and Donleson

    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.
  4. Visiting Fort Henry

    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.
  5. Recent Visit to Heiman, Henry, and Donleson

    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.
  6. Recent Visit to Heiman, Henry, and Donleson

    Well, crap, I knew that, and have since corrected my faux pax! Thanks!!!
  7. Recent Visit to Heiman, Henry, and Donleson

    Ooops, replied on the wrong thread.
  8. 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
  9. Hello from Ohio at Perryville

    Excellent details, Ozzy!
  10. Visiting Fort Henry

    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.
  11. Visiting Fort Henry

    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.
  12. Hello from Ohio at Perryville

    Well, not a lot of info for you. While I did tour the park rather completely, not a lot of info on your specific questions. I can address that each link was less than 12 inches in length (closer to eight) and weighed 19-20 pounds. Those links are heavy, and the anchor alone was four tons in weight. They would have had to use some sort of floatation device(s), but then a line of buoys would have tipped off any Union force that something was strung across the river. In terms of closeness at Belmont, Grant's troops got close, within yards most likely, but I do not believe they were they to do anything to the chain. I have been skimming through Hughes' book, and not really seeing that as a goal. Sorry for the lack of info, but even if the museum was open, not sure how much any staff person there might have known if they did not have some sort of info on the chain inside.
  13. Battle Flags Carried by Bragg's Corps

    Not too go too far off topic, but in speaking with the site manager at Perryville, the only unit to fly what is commonly known as the battle flag was the 5th Company, Washington Artillery. The infantry of both Polk's and Hardee's Wings used the National Flag, along with the Polk and Hardee flag. Ironic to the conversation as Perryville was fought six months after Shiloh, yet the battle flag wasn't in use other than by one unit.
  14. Epic Trek with Tim: Fort Donelson Video

    Ahhh, I am a weekend too late (heading there NEXT weekend), but thank you for the info. Might have to make their event each year going forward as FODO is only a five hour drive. And blast, that new visitor's center was supposed to be completed last month.
  15. Epic Trek with Tim: Fort Donelson Video

    Is Tim planning on doing an epic hike each year at FODO? I am about a third into this and finding most helpful in expanding my knowledge of the terrain and would enjoy doing such a walk in the future. Darryl
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