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Monumental Trivia (Part 2)

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There have already been discussions IRT the curious HQ memorials at Shiloh NMP, particularly monuments of the First Division (MGen McClernand):

http://www.shilohbattlefield.org/closeup.asp?ClosePhoto=TN003M003C.jpg  First Brigade Headquarters Monument acknowledges that Colonel Hare was in command in Brigadier General Richard Oglesby's absence (which explains presence of both names at bottom of monument);

http://www.shilohbattlefield.org/closeup.asp?ClosePhoto=TN003M004C.jpg   Third Brigade Headquarters Monument only has Colonel L.F. Ross's name at the bottom of the monument (and does not accurately record that Command of the brigade, morning of April 6th 1862, proceeded from the absent Ross, to the sick Colonel Rearden... and finally settled on Colonel Julius Raith of the 43rd Illinois). 

WHL Wallace HQ (2).jpg [Image from www.tracesofwar.com]

Given the above Headquarters Monument representing the Second Division at Shiloh (and the link to the associated plaque explaining the  lead-up to April 6th):

http://www.shilohbattlefield.org/closeup.asp?ClosePhoto=TN003T00EC.jpg   Historic Plaque #E at Shiloh NMP

What four names (last names of four different men) should be included at the base of this Headquarters Monument?

Ozzy

 

Hint:  Do not include Colonel James Tuttle in your list.

 

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Here's a clue: if only one name was enshrined on the 2nd Division HQ Monument, whose name should it have been?

Ozzy

 

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While everyone is yet endeavoring to work out answers to the Second Division HQ Monument puzzle, here is a bonus question:

castle (2).jpg

Although not at Shiloh, this monument honours men who struggled and bled in pursuit of their craft across the battlefields of the Civil War... and includes names of at least four of these men present at Battle of Shiloh. Name this monument.

 

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Hi Ozzy........

It's the National War Correspondents Memorial in Gathland State Park near South Mountain, Burkttsville, Maryland.

THE MANASSAS BELLE

 

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No, I am sorry, Manassas Belle... but your answer is not complete.

You must explain how you became acquainted with such an obscure memorial, so far off the beaten path. [As an example of an acceptable answer: "I had never heard of the Gathland Memorial Arch. One afternoon in January 2018, while reviewing a book of Famous War Correspondents, reference was encountered on page 375 to the curious monument created by George Alfred Townsend -- who submitted his battle reports under pen name "Gath" -- and subsequent details, including an image, were uncovered on Wikipedia."]

Hoping for better results in future

Ozzy

 

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Ozzy......

As you well Know, if you are a true student of the Civil War, you make it your business to know the obscure.  I've probably visited just about every civil war monument in Pennsylvania, Maryland and Virginia, not to mention quite a few in Western Theater states.

I'll try to do better in the future!  :)

THE MANASSAS BELLE

 

 

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Manassas Belle

Explanation accepted. Full Bonus Point awarded.

Ozzy

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A bit further on Monumental Trivia...

In an effort to understand why the Second Division HQ Monument was "presented" in the current fashion (single name at the bottom; and that name being Acting Commander WHL Wallace) had a look for the HQ Monument for the 2nd Brigade of McClernand's First Division, hoping to compare how the command WHL Wallace departed from contrasted with the office he held on April 6th... but, there is no 2nd Brigade HQ Monument (which by rights should include WHL Wallace and C. Carroll Marsh.) Perhaps there was intention to erect HQ Monuments for Lew Wallace and his Third Division brigades (Smith, Thayer and Whittlesey), if the property west of Crump's Landing was ever acquired? Maybe not. But, how about Lauman, Williams, Buckland, Hildebrand, and Miller? Why no HQ Monuments for them?

Just wondering...

Ozzy

 

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