Monuments New Mississippi Monument at Shiloh

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DixieRifles

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South of Shiloh Church on edge of Rhea Field. Location where Cleburne's brigade with 6 Mississippi advance across the Shiloh Branch(?right?).

It sits in the center of the small loop drive on the North side of the road at this tour stop. Monument faces North-- the direction of their attack.
 
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6th Mississippi Battle Flag;

http://mdah.state.ms.us/senseofplace/tag/museum-of-mississippi-history/

The Battle of Shiloh in southern Tennessee began on April 6, 1862, and became the bloodiest battle of the Civil War up to that point with almost 24,000 casualties. This flag, which has been stored in the candy jar since before it was sent to the Department of Archives and History in the early 1900s, was reputedly carried by the 6th Mississippi Regiment during the battle. A label inside the jar with the flag states that seven color-bearers were killed or wounded while carrying this flag during the battle. The 6th Mississippi sustained horrific casualties during the first day’s fighting at Shiloh. According to General Cleburne’s report in the Official Records, the 6th suffered 300 casualties of the 425 men it carried into the battle, earning the unit the nickname of the “Bloody Sixth.”

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Civil War battle flag. Accession Number: 1960.202.1 (Museum Division Collection
 
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I think it's a nice tribute to the Mississippi boys. In the process of capturing their intensity of the moment, it captures the intensity of all the other boys who fought in the war. Ergo, in my mind, it's a reminder of ALL the boys from both sides who fought. I think it's excellent.
 
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Thanks for the pics guys. Looks like a good time was had by all.
 
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