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  1. Hello Idaho Native, when was the account you posted originally published? Hello Ozzy, yes indeed Sherman engaged in some serious 'CYA' and got away with never really having to answer for his arrogant dismissal of the overwhelming amount of intelligence of an impending attack in the days leading up to April 6th, even going so far as issuing an order to arrest Lieutenant Eagler of the 77th Ohio for his report of seeing the enemy to his front, which was not obeyed. No explanation of why he did not have the men entrench, and something that has always stood out to me, his odd placement of the
  2. Hello Ozzy, thanks for the link. Do you know if there is a transcript of the letters? Having a difficult time reading them. Thank you, Roger.
  3. I want to thank you Stan, Nathaniel Webber was my 1st cousin 3X removed. Thanks to you he now has a face to go with his name on Ancestry.
  4. My distant cousin from Noble County, Ohio. Thomas was 42 years of age when he enlisted in Company K., 77th Ohio Volunteer Infantry, on October 22, 1861. He was killed at the battle of Fallen Timbers, Tennessee, on April 8, 1862.
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    Roger's Album

    Images I have collected.
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    Shiloh Church

    Illustration by soldier artist A.E. Matthews, 31st Ohio.
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    The Tyler And Lexington

    Illustration by soldier artist A.E. Matthews.
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    Roger Waller

    s Sherman's divisions advance toward Corinth. This position was known as Camp No. 8 and was the final position before Corinth was evacuated. The major rebel fort directly to their front was obscured by forest.
  9. “The underbrush and timber were pretty well cleared off down as far as the creek in our front, but the large trees were standing. Our pickets were still being driven in, but we could not see anything until our own pickets commenced to emerge from the woods on the far side of the creek. “We crouched down on our knees, with our muskets ready for action as soon as our men came back to the lines and we could see any enemy to shoot at… “Finally the enemy’s artillery opened, firing over our heads into our camp. The cannon balls commenced cutting the limbs off the trees over our heads, and
  10. “Our brigade … camped at Shiloh Church, the church being used by brigade commander, Colonel Hildebrand, as his headquarters. About this time I was detailed as clerk to the Adjutant-General at brigade headquarters, and it was my fortune to spend a number of nights in Shiloh Church until the headquarters tents were erected immediately alongside this crude little log structure. … Robert H. Flemming, Adjutant, 77th Ohio
  11. A. E. Matthews was with the 31st Ohio which arrived at Shiloh immediately after the battle. In addition to these Shiloh related sketches he continued to produce sketches throughout the war and even seems to have been detached from his regiment for sketching related assignments. I've just been made aware of a series of Vicksburg sketches that are very good. Grant may have requested him. After the war he traveled out west and produced some great landscape sketches and paintings.
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