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  1. archieclement

    Shiloh fiery trail

    not sure if this has been linked
  2. ucvrelics

    CWT Official Spring Muster "Bloody Shiloh" Side Trips

    Our upcoming Spring Muster at Shiloh is shaping up to be a GREAT one and we have added 2 side trips. We will be going to checkout the Battle of Iuka on Thursday May 4th and on Friday morning May 5th we will be touring Brice's Crossroads on Friday morning. We will also be announcing a special...
  3. Ole Miss

    Shiloh National Military Park 1941 Guide

    The Shiloh National Military Park 1941 Guide is a very nice document which allows a window into the past. I have always enjoyed seeing the changes over the years as the information changes with additional studies and new sources adding to the pool of knowledge about this pivital battle. An...
  4. Cavalry Charger

    Was Grant surprised at Shiloh?

    There are a number of perspectives on Shiloh, including Grant's own, though I will start with this by way of explanation: "The battle of Shiloh, or Pittsburg landing, has been perhaps less understood, or, to state the case more accurately, more persistently misunderstood, than any other...
  5. OldReliable1862

    Grading the Confederate Commanders at Shiloh

    Following on from my previous thread of this kind on Gettysburg, here's the Shiloh edition! This is a thread grading the Confederate corps and division commanders at the battle, the grading system used is ABCDF, and Incomplete. GEN Albert Sidney Johnston (k), GEN P. G. T. Beauregard MG...
  6. OldReliable1862

    The Peach Orchard at Shiloh

    Charge Through the Peach Orchard by John Paul Strain The Reverend Joseph Sherfy's peach orchard and the fighting that took place there is among the most famous of the whole battle. By contrast, it seems Sarah Bell's peach orchard at Shiloh is overshadowed by the fighting at the Hornet's Nest...
  7. ucvrelics

    Official Muster Official Thread CWT Spring Muster "Bloody Shiloh" May 1-3 2020

    If you're interested in going to this event, please RSVP in the module at the top of the thread! Get your RSVP in before April 15th! We would like to invite you to join us for the CWT Spring Muster, to be held at Shiloh Tn. May 1st thru 3rd 2020. We have an AWESOME weekend planned that includes...
  8. Harms88

    Possible Western Thunder Driving Tour (Ending at Shiloh CWT)

    Originally, I was going to do a super Virginia CW driving tour for the summer. But, due obviously to the Spring Shiloh CWT get together, I'm holding off Virginia until the Sharpsburg CWT. And instead, I'll focus my spring trip on the West, 8 days in the West with the climax being the Shiloh...
  9. CivilWarTalk

    Table Artillery Pieces Participating At Shiloh, April 6th & 7th, 1862

    TYPE OF PIECE No. of USA Artillery % of USA Artillery No. of CSA Artillery % of CSA Artillery No. of TOTAL USA & CSA ARTILLERY % of TOTAL USA & CSA ARTILLERY (R) 10 pdr. Parrott Rifle 12 8.8% - - 12 5.1% (R) 10 pdr. Ordnance Rifle 2 1.5% 7 6.4% 9 3.8% (R) 20 pdr. Parrott Rifle...
  10. Ole Miss

    The Cyclone of 1909 that struck Shiloh National Military Park

    The recent storm damage at Shiloh National Military Park was extensive and wide spread, however it was not nearly as deadly as the Cyclone of 1909. I have quoted from the 1954 A HISTORY OF SHILOH NATIONAL MILITARY PARK TENNESSEE by Charles E. Shedd below which describes the damage and costs...
  11. Ole Miss

    Shiloh Storm Damage 2019

    @kilroy15 and I were in the Park yesterday to view the damage from the October 26, 2019 storm. From the Corinth city limits going North on Hwy 2 into Hwy 22 to the Park there were at least 200 trees down along the road for 20 miles stretch. Trees of 3' circumference were snapped in half or...
  12. Ole Miss

    Battery B, 1st Illinois Light Artillery at Shiloh

    Battey B, 1st Illinois Light Artillery was commanded by Major Ezra Taylor, who was also the Chief of Artillery, Fifth Division, so during the battle it was lead by Captain Barrett. This battery consisting of 4 6-pounders and 2 12-pounder howitzers occupied this position for 2 1/2 hours on Sunday...
  13. lupaglupa

    A visit to Corinth and Shiloh

    Although I have spent much time in Mississippi and Tennessee, my parent's home states, until this month I had never visited either Corinth or Shiloh. Earlier this month I spent a day touring the two sites with my brother. Corinth and Shiloh both provide a wonderful view of the Civil War, showing...
  14. Cavalry Charger

    "You boys better hush up"

    "You may be interested in why scholars write books about particular people. In my own case, is has to do with family heritage. My ancestors settled in Mississippi in the 1820s, and have remained there. I first encountered General Grant when I was about 10 or 11 years old. My father took me and...
  15. John Hartwell

    A Wisconsin Private Writes Home About Shiloh

    Morgan EbenezerWescott 1844-1925 M. Ebenezer Wescott was 18 years old when he "ran away from school" to enlist in the 17th Wisconsin Volunteer Infantry. In 1909, he published a selection of letters he wrote to his mother during his 3 1/2 years of service. Two of those letters, dating from April...
  16. Ole Miss

    Mann’s Battery, Company C, 1st Missouri Light Artillery at Shiloh

    Mann’s Battery, Company C, 1st Missouri Light Artillery was heavily engaged on both days of the Battle of Shiloh. Armed with 2 6-pounder smoothbores and 2 12-pounder howitzers, the performance of this battery was such that General Hurlbut praised it in his official report cited below. The unit...
  17. Joshism

    Braxton Bragg In The Trans-Mississippi?

    I'm reading Hess & Shea's book about Pea Ridge. It states that before Earl Van Dorn was placed in charge of the Confederate Trans-Mississippi Department several other candidates were considered. Henry Heth was one, but this caused an uproar since he was a Virginian and also would need to be...
  18. mt155

    Shiloh Sunday Pic 11

    Shiloh Church itself.
  19. Cody C. Engdahl

    What was wrong with Beauregard's throat?

    I've seen it referenced in several sources that he was not well during the first part of 1862. He even referenced it in his Shiloh report. So what was it? What was wrong with him?
  20. OhioatPerryville

    My First Shiloh Trip

    A small blog post today about my first trip to Shiloh. Shamed of myself that I had never been to this iconic and bucolic location previously! Shiloh!
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