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  1. what book or article is attacking prentiss I thought corrections made was just to share credit not demean prentiss????
  2. Although the question wasn't put to me.. i'm gonna put in two cents lol... I think your over thinking the passage. I would have read it as Anderson and Russell's Brigades and Cleburne's survivors re-entered the fray.. Bostered by the added strength of Smith's 154th Sr. Tenn. Reg. and Blythe's Miss. Reg. newly added for the renewed attack, only the first 3 units actually re-entered.. seems the author just wrote it as he did, to stay with the flow of his writing style..
  3. After reading the OR's I noticed the fight between Pillow and Polk... Which I took as Gen. Pillows bitterness about not being promoted or at least not retaining command of the Columbus area of the line... Is there any books about this topic??? Eric
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    Hank: Is there anything written about how or why the confederates organized their army at Corinth in the way that they did... I recall that corps weren't even in use yet.. or authorized.. I'm just wondering why they choose to build such large brigades and divide up their army as they did.. If there is anything that you know of that covers this.. thanks Eric
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    That is some list... no matter how many bookshelves we all might have crammed with books on the battle and the war... Its nice to see others read as much from the internet as well...
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    Hello All

    Ron I think General Meade would have something to say about Grant being at "every" union victory.. lol although I do know you said almost every victory.. The Grant, Meade relationship is a good story too... If Grant was never General and Chief of the Army or President.. and all he did to his name was his service in the civil war... He would be on anyone's top 5 list of Army Field Commanders.... His ability to recoup and react to any situation was a fast growing legend even at the time.. Grant, Patton, Rommel. etc you could go on and Grant would always make the list.... Now for t
  7. Eric Campbell Scott Hartwig Troy Harman they were the 3 best down there when I was living there....
  8. I was just thinking about creating a thread about the Garrison left behind at Corinth during the Battle of Shiloh... and I see this.. lol Nice info.. where did you dig up and find this info??? I love Links... I was thinking and maybe some people have some views on it.... Of course leaving the able regiments at Corinth to serve as garrison... would it have been practical for Johnston to bring the un-armed men with him to Shiloh say under the command of someone like a provost marshal to organize it, to collect the supplies, ammo, rifles, wagons, cannons.. whatever of use f
  9. I've watched the video's of Tim Smiths Hiking tour maybe a dozen times... so I think I have a good feel for how he views the battle.... so I think i would like to delve into his books.. come October im going to have to get the Henry Donelson book.. ill pre-order..... The Rangers at Gettysburg that come to my mind are: Scott Hartwig Troy Harman Scott Adrian Bill Hewitt Angie Atkinson Matt Atkinson The first two guys were there when I was just going to school.. and helping out with tours there volunteering as a student about 15 yrs ago... I was going to be a ranger mys
  10. I came to the troop numbers I posted from:

    The Shiloh Campaign. by Martin

    The OR and Battles and Leaders

    I took the starting numbers from around the time of Belmont and mill springs and PGT and Floyds Brigade from VA.... and what was at the forts... than I took the regiments and brigades that went to reinforce donelson.. and adjusted the numbers.. Finally after the fall of Donelson you have something like 12-14 thousand prisoners but only 7000 being reported to have been transported away.. so taking Braggs numbers he brought from FL,AL, LA, I subtracted it from the total at Shiloh.. and got Johnstons original numbers... I took that number and subtracted each Individual location Columbus, bowling green, Cumberland gap.. and the difference was what i assume actually escaped donelson..


    If you have any links you can share about OOB or any troop numbers I'd love to see them... 

    Thanks have a good day...


  11. To Paul... thanks for taking the time to post the info and map.. i just found one online and saved the pdf.. only 2 hrs away... Im about that close to Gettysburg.. maybe add another hour or so maybe for 4hrs total for sharpsburg.. maybe even harpers ferry.. Tim Smith was a ranger? wasn't he.. I remember his name... awhile back tho maybe... yrs ago there use to be a list of all the civil war park rangers... I Looked online he has like 5 books.. I think ill be dipping into the wallet soon.. lol... What are the dates for the Fort Donelson Hiking trip.. and where the meet up..
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    To Ron..... very nice post... and all true... James Chalmers went into the Cavalry didn't he??? Oh and Preston Smith had his moments too.. I knew why Shiloh was fought.. lol... I had just poorly stated my point... Which was... Why it had to come to Shiloh, why Nashville and so much was already lost... Grant almost lost at Shiloh.. He almost lost at Donelson... He Lost at Belmont.. Grant wasn't great, (YET).. that came later... the union advanced only on the braveness of their men.. and the mistakes on the other side.. not by General Ship.. Johnston is only to blame as much as h
  13. I was just going with the idea that Johnston was able to reinforce Donelson from two different points Columbus and Bowling Green.. I figure if he had a Army of Maneuver instead of just dispersing his men as he did... he could have held Grant at Donelson.. with say 5000 men or more or less.. depending what the min needed just to hold out a bit.. at a siege... in a smaller perimeter tho... and while Grant was facing Donelson.. Johnston could have brought his Army of Maneuver and attack him in rear... just a thought... When you don't have enough men for the offensive.. you would hold a line
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    Grants escape routes were never cut tho... Even if by some chance, lets say Buell was late a week and Grants army was wiped out, that wouldn't allow the Rebels free rain... Buells army and Popes army were still close by and the confederates would have been spent by that time.. too weakened and tired to take advantage of it... I don't know of any army in the civil war wiped out to the last man.. I wouldn't want your prolly great grand father or great great grandfather to die.. cause well we wouldn't be able to talk on this subject would we.. lol.. nashville was already lost.. with tons and tons
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