Monthly Archives: May 2012

‘King’s Boys’: part 1

King’s Boys We halted and beheld a line of Yanks some twenty feet arrayed against us. Volleys were fired at close range and some of us fell in the dust. The volley fire continued till the Yanks had gotten enough. … Continue reading

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‘King’s Boys’: part 2

King’s Boys How brave it was for them to advance into such a deadly storm. To give their lives for the colors that day proved to be the norm. We came back to Their Monument and said our words of … Continue reading

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150th Shiloh: Saturday PM, Battle March (continued)

150th SHILOH… SATURDAY PM… BATTLE MARCH Continued… As with any army the routine is ‘hurry up and wait’. The position of troops was accomplished and we stacked arms to wait. Many of us replenished the water we had drank from … Continue reading

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150th Shiloh: Saturday PM, Battle March

150th SHILOH…. SATURDAY PM…. BATTLE MARCH We had to be back in camp and ready to cooter up by 12:30pm. I had met the deadline, had a nap and was waiting for first call. Well, sure enough, we got first … Continue reading

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150TH SHILOH….. SATURDAY EARLY PM

150TH SHILOH….. SATURDAY EARLY PM It was only about a ¾ mile walk to the Sutler area and the roads were beginning to dry up except for the shaded areas. So it didn’t take long to get there. The Sutler … Continue reading

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150th Shiloh: Saturday morning (continued)

150th Shiloh… Saturday AM… Continued…. After about 15 minutes, we were ordered to ‘Fall in’, ‘Unstack Arms’, and ‘Unfix Bayonets’. Then we were given the orders to ‘Right Face’ and ‘Forward March’. We then marched over to the Brigade area, … Continue reading

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150th Shiloh: Saturday morning

150th Shiloh… Saturday AM….. As usual I slept about 3 hours before I woke up. Since I never carry any modern conveniences, I had no wrist watch to check the time. I also never wear my wedding ring because it … Continue reading

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150th Shiloh: Friday PM (continued)

150th SHILOH……FRIDAY PM (continued) So I retrieved my equipment and put it in the Sibley Tent. I was then give the job of digging the Fire Pit for our camp fire., while the boys from our unit took their cars … Continue reading

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150th Shiloh: Friday PM

150th SHILOH…..FRIDAY PM It had quit drizzling, but the sky was overcast and the humidity was high. Our long sleeve shirts under our wet frock coats were sopping wet. It took us about an hour to get back to our … Continue reading

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150th Shiloh….. Friday morning (continued)

150TH SHILOH….. FRIDAY AM (continued) We traversed another small hill doing our best to keep an even line, which isn’t easy with 125 men being shoulder to shoulder. Many times the battle line seems like an accordion. It stretches out … Continue reading

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