Monthly Archives: April 2012

150th Shiloh: Early Friday Morning

Shiloh into Early Friday Morning We were to have pickets during the night, but I lucked out and didn’t have to do picket duty. I ate some more jerky and tortillas. Drank some more water and filled my canteen at … Continue reading

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150th Shiloh: Thursday Afternoon

Shiloh Thursday Afternoon We marched in a column of fours for about ¾ of a mile until we came to the reenactor parking lot; crossed a county road and proceeded to the Fallen Timbers skirmish site. There were about 2 … Continue reading

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150th Shiloh: Thursday morning (continued)

150TH SHILOH cont… I then traveled to see where the reenactor parking was and got it fixed in my head. Then using the map of the area I finally found the entrance for King’s 2nd Division. It was a bumpy … Continue reading

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150th Anniversary of The Battle of Shiloh: Thursday morning

The first thing you have to realize about the Shiloh National Military Park is that the area has changed little since 1862.  The old dirt roads that were used for decades are paved, but the growth of the area towns … Continue reading

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Battle of Antietam/Sharpsburg Questions

January 13, 2012 by vdut7091 | Leave a comment | Edit Did Lee ever believe he had gotten into a serious debacle and his army was going to be severely crippled if not destroyed? In the early stages of the Maryland Campaign Lee was hurt when … Continue reading

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David O. Dodd Ceremony

January 9, 2012 by vdut7091 | Leave a comment | Edit Mt. Holly Cemetery, Little Rock, AR: Yesterday the annual memorial service was held for David Owen Dodd, the Boy Martyr of the Confederacy. I believe there were more reenactors this year than in the past … Continue reading

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My Life as a Civil War Reenactor

April 18, 2012 by vdut7091 | Leave a comment | Edit I began reenacting in 1994 at the reenactment of the Battle of Prairie Grove, which is located in Northwest Arkansas. Since then I have participated in about 21 major reenactments with participants ranging from 750 … Continue reading

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