Category Archives: Shiloh

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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150th Shiloh: Friday morning

150TH SHILOH….. Friday morning, con’t All of us had rolled our gum blankets and tied them to our packs or wore them as blanket rolls across our bodies. Since we were on the march and almost immediately getting ready to … Continue reading

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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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