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Regtl. Quartermaster Chickamauga 2018 Vicksburg 2019
- Jul 21, 2015
Historic Courthouse Museum featuring the John Stone Genealogical Research Library-- a venue for research, historical and arts exhibits, educational programs, and social events.
This past week,9/24-9/27, I was with our group CivilWarTalk Shiloh Muster. We had official events planned at Shiloh and Corinth on the itinerary and a group optional trip to Brice's Crossroads. By Sunday 9/20, I had finished the last book on Shiloh I had time for. I spent the next 2 nights reading articles and studying maps in back issues of Blue & Gray Magazine on Shiloh, Corinth and Brice's Crossroads. The Corinth Visitors Guide issue had content and maps on the Battle Of Iuka. Didn't know much about it and saw on Google maps that Iuka is only about 30 minutes from Corinth and it seemed a shame to be so close to Iuka and not visit. During the days leading up to our Muster the weather report evolved but the only thing that didn't change was the forecast for Thursday 9/24. It was really bad, 90-100% chance of rain, and I had to alter the itinerary accordingly. The tour had time on Thursday morning and Sunday afternoon left open and built in for members to take side trips. The museum and the Confederate mass grave at Shady Grove Cemetery in Iuka got the nod for Thursday morning. It was a good call. The weather report was totally accurate. Rained all day. There were periods when it stopped for a few minutes here and there but not many. There is a really nice museum in Iuka with some great Civil War exhibits. The staff is very friendly and helpful too. I don't recall whether there was an entry fee or not. If there was, it wasn't much. Me and @Rick Featherston had a great time there.