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  1. Stan An account by Benjamin Franklin Sawyer, who was then Captain of Company I, says that Lt Col Herron was mortally wounded and died the next day. Sawyer was later Lt Col of the 24th Alabama. <Omitted; unrelated to Lt Col Herron's death.> [The Newberry Herald. (Newberry, SC) , March 11, 1874, page 1.] The brother of Capt B F Sawyer, left on the field mortally wounded, was Theodore Nathan Sawyer. Image from FindAGrave https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/158618549/theodore-nathan-sawyer
  2. Thank you sooooo very much! I would love to see a picture of the house! Yes I believe you are talking about the correct structure. Did you see the post above about the house having been relocated? Let me see if I can embed it here: Local historians state that the house was originally located across Hwy 224, due North of the location you were shown. And that it was moved to the location you were probably shown (atop the grassy knoll with the scrub pines?) sometime in 1960's (yes I meant 1960's not 1860's) If that is true, and I have no reason to doubt, then, at the time of the Ba
  3. Hi Lynn. Thanks so much for your reply and for sharing the stories of your family on the site. I'm sure there is some truth to the limbs being piled outside the windows, but likely more for convenience sake than to shield the men inside from bullets. The surgeons typically performed operations inside buildings when there was one, but I've read numerous accounts that they disposed of the amputated limbs in the most disturbing way - by simply tossing them out the window. Seems really gruesome to us today, but I imagine it was the quickest way to get them out of the way, so they could do their jo
  4. Does anyone know if the tree marking the grave of Surgeon Samuel Everett is still there and, if so, has it been identified? Is the big "E" carved in it still visible? Dr. Samuel Everett – enlisted April 29, 1861 as Surgeon 7th IL Infantry; honorable muster out July 29, 1861. Appointed Surgeon 10th IL Infantry July 31, 1861; Brigade Surgeon of USV, Sept. 14, 1861. Killed at Shiloh on April 6, 1862, he was, allegedly, the first Union Medical Officer killed in battle. In March 1862, Dr. Everett left St. Louis and reported for duty at Pittsburg Landing. During the Battle of Shiloh, he se
  5. Greetings to everyone who previously weighed in on this one and to those who havent yet seen it. I know its been a while, but I think I finally ID'd the standing man in the middle of this image ID'd as "Sterling Alexander Martin (SAM) Wood and staff" So just to catch up everyone who hasnt seen this before, all but one of the men has been ID'd - some more certain than others. The one remaining unidentified was the middle man standing. Seated L-R 1) Brig Genl Sterling Alexander Martin Wood 2) Henry Clay Wood, Aide-de-camp (and brother of BG SAM Wood) Standing L-R 1) Mar
  6. A friend was at Shiloh today and her husband was wondering what kind of gun barrel was on the Grant marker in the cemetery. They asked the rangers but no one knew. Does anyone here know?
  7. Jim Did you know that Joe Wheeler was also a General in the US Army and is buried in Arlington National Cemetery? In 1898, when the Spanish American War broke out, he was appointed Major General, US Volunteers, and commanded the Cavalry Division of the Cuban Expeditionary Force, which gave him command over the Rough Riders of Teddy Roosevelt fame. He was head of the committee that negotiated the surrender of Santiago and the Spanish Army in Cuba. Following that war, he remained in the United States Army, and from September 1899 to January 1900, he was the commanding General in the field, wit
  8. Good stuff Ozzy. Thanks for sharing it. I had no idea Australians joined the crew of the Shenandoah?
  9. Thanks Ron. Is there anyone at the park now who would know or would that be a Woody only question? Mtalplacido - from Woody's description of the trading that went on, I got the impression that he was "executing" some of the "deals" himself or that at least some of them were executed under his tenure. He did add that such trading nowadays would likely be impossible. He seemed quite proud of the way the trades turned out - with SNMP amassing one of the largest (if not the largest) collection of authentic Confederate artillery......in the world? of all the National Parks? Unfortunately, he did
  10. No kidding! It was an unexpected treat for sure. Don't get me wrong, I certainly hated that Jimmy Whittington was ill and hope that he is feeling much better real soon. We did enjoy Woody's tour very much - especially his description of David Stuart's position and the "fleet-footed 71st Ohio." And getting the inside scoop on the "trading" was very cool! I wish I had thought to ask him if the EB cannon was part of the original collection. In case you're interested in the itinerary, I posted a detailed "After Action Report" of the trip at Post #5 here http://shilohdiscussiongroup.com/
  11. Thanks John. I hadn't seen the previous thread and appreciate you pointing it out. Ill await Ron and others who may know if the Edenton Bell cannon was originally assigned to the park or acquired through the park to park trading that Woody eluded to. Thanks again for your reply.
  12. We were at the battlefield this past weekend and Tom Rambeau showed us the Edenton Bell cannon at Ruggles Battery. (She's the 2nd cannon from the road and also the 2nd one in the row in the photo below) The Edenton Bell cannon were made from the melted down church bells and cast at Tredegar Foundry in April 1862, so obviously it did not see use at Shiloh but was presumably one of the cannon that was sent to Shiloh when the US War Dept emptied the warehouses in the early 1900's. We were pleasantly surprised to have Woody Harrell lead our afternoon car caravan tour on Saturday and he indicat
  13. Thanks Ozzy! It was great. I posted an after action report on the "2015 Battlefield Hikes in Adobe format" thread
  14. After Action Report of Laura and Jody Headquarters Rainbow City, AL, April 5, 2015 We enjoyed our time at Shiloh very much. We drove up on Saturday morning and arrived about 10:00. Spent the morning from 10 - 12:30 with David Stewart and Tom Rambeau following the route of Wood's brigade on day 1 from Wood's Field/ Fraley Field, Peabody's camp, and the capture of Burrow's Battery. Next, we visited Ruggles Battery and enjoyed learning about the cannon on display there. I had no idea so many horses were required! Afterwards, we met for the NPS car caravan tour at the Visitor Center and le
  15. Thanks Ozzy. We are actually leaving at 6 in the am to head to Shiloh so Ill ask while there if there are extant images or sketches. I plan to try to stand on the spot of the Mickey House tomrrow or Sunday. Ill take a picture and post to this thread when I get back!!!!
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