Re: [civilwarwest] Re: Stragglers and refugees at Shiloh
- In a message dated 6/1/2006 12:22:13 AM Central Daylight Time, josepharose@... writes:
I'm not sure that link will get you there exactly, but looking at
Topozone.com's map of Shiloh Branch makes it appear that, until it
hits the Owl Creek bottoms, the branch's bottom is about 1/5 mile
across at its widest.Across is one thing. The length is another, which I thought I was discussing. The branch in discussion ranges from mild through almost impassible. From the head to the swamp, there were varying degrees of difficulty. On the western edge, extremely severe; on the eastern, moderately discomfiting. Cleburne was crossing in the middle of that.Ken
I'll answer my own remark. On the second day after rebs were
withdrawn from front line positions. Forrest stated (Yes Mr.
Huddeleston I can verify), "Only God can save that Fort".
Donnelson not only was more than a bust for the Sesesh, it kept
Grant around. To the southern chagrin later on.
--- In firstname.lastname@example.org, "pvtjessett" <pw541301@...>
> Just my own opine, but I believe the Western Boys, a tad more "war
> like" (standard of living-frontier) then the blue fellowes had
> seen anything like them (Western Rebs) before. To say they were
> spooked may explain there hiding under the river bank, been there,
> small place for 5,000 plus.
> Donelson, Forrest considered the place right off the bat. but was
> the only person to "lead" troops away ( Lick Creek )
> I Quit.
> --- In email@example.com, Stanley Balsky <balsky@>
> > A bit more experienced than the armed mobs at first
> > Manassas.
> > Stan
> > --- keeno2@ wrote:
> > > In a message dated 6/1/2006 11:57:03 AM Central
> > > Daylight Time,
> > > melchizedek22@ writes:
> > > I think one thing that has not been said,about
> > > Shiloh,is they
> > > were two armys,with very little training at the
> > > time,which really
> > > means two armed mobs. And Generals who really were
> > > Captains,learning
> > > to be Generals on the job.Its a wonder more didn't
> > > run,and that both
> > > sides did as good as they did. BvT
> > > two
> > > Ditto! It is also amazing that a fight of such
> > > magnitude actually occurred,
> > > and that both sides performed so well. Shiloh should
> > > have mirrored 1st
> > > Manassas. It didn't. Hmmmm? Western boys!
> > > Ken
> > >
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