Here are a few of my artillery shells from Gettysburg. Shenkl shell off of the Henry Culp Farm, remains of a exploded Hotchkiss shell found in Reynold's Woods, and a 12Ib Bormann found on Little Round Top.
All have documentation from the John Geiselman collection.
Don Troiani's Men of Arkansas! portrays Confederate commander general Albert Sidney Johnston mounted at right exhorting his men for another assault on the Federal lines during the Battle of Shiloh on April 6, 1862. Johnston is brandishing a new tin cup taken from one of the overrun Union camps that morning after reproving one of his subordinates for allowing his men to loot; afterwards he soothed the crestfallen officer by picking up the cup with the comment, "Let this be my share of the spoils" and for some reason carrying it around the rest of the day. Note the Rackensackers are armed with a variety of old flintlock rifles and...
This wonderful gentleman, for all we know, could be smiling sometime in June or October- but bet he indulged himself each April 1st. We could be looking at a Very Dangerous Man.
Generally spend April 1st wildly on the defensive, skulking indoors, wearing hats when out, a fugitive from yucksters. You'd have to meet my family. Easter is killing the whole refugee thing, have a feeling it'll be an awfully long holiday.
April 1st may be missed by the usual fools this year, competing with Easter Sunday but seems to have been not missed during the war- at all. Have to say some singularly humorless individuals seem to have used April 1, 1861-1865 to bemoan...
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