Rhea Springs from a soldiers view

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Taken at eastern corinth road where the 16th AL made their approach to the field.





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Holler behind Rhea field where major John mcgaughey was injured.



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View of Rhea springs from waterhouse for artillery

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The view woods brigade had of waterhouse battery

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Rhea Cole

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The oldest joke at battlefield parks is about the visitor who asks why all the Civil War battlefields happened in National Parks. At Stones River, I use that joke to open a talk about who lived on & around the battlefield. Forrest's July 13, 1862 raid on Murfreesboro happened in my front yard. My ancient Rhea relations had the war come to them in all its grotesque horror. Every spring must have brought back memories straight from the inner circle of hell.
 

16thAL

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The oldest joke at battlefield parks is about the visitor who asks why all the Civil War battlefields happened in National Parks. At Stones River, I use that joke to open a talk about who lived on & around the battlefield. Forrest's July 13, 1862 raid on Murfreesboro happened in my front yard. My ancient Rhea relations had the war come to them in all its grotesque horror. Every spring must have brought back memories straight from the inner circle of hell.
Every spring thunderstorm must have brought flashbacks
 

Ole Miss

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The Rhea family must have thought they were in hell that Sunday morning when the Battle of Shiloh was fought on their property and the front yard of their house!
Regards
David
 

16thAL

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That's a very valid point . The reason all the landmarks there are named after surnames is that Shiloh was a community with lots of small farms and orchards . The residents had to be terrified that their quiet little community became a war zone .
 

Rhea Cole

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The same fungus that caused soldier’s wounds to heal while giving off a luminescent gas also sent wisps of light dancing over the bodies & graves. There is a nightmare for you.
 
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16thAL

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Asst. Regtl. Quartermaster Shiloh 2020
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Corinth MS
The same fungus that caused soldier’s wounds to heal while giving off a luminescent gas also sent whisper of light dancing over the bodies & graves. There is a nightmare for you.
Mixed with the large amount of Mercury in their bodies from the diarrhea meds they were taking
 
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