150th Shiloh - 2012

 

By Corporal Robert Hayden

 

 

The 150th reenactment of the Battle of Shiloh was held at the end of March, 2012, on land adjacent to the actual battle site.

Infantry, Cavalry, & Artillery units were all represented. The environment was similar to what men endured in 1862:

mud, ticks, rain, chiggers, more mud, more ticks.

 

Saturday morning the Confederates fell upon the unsuspecting Federals, & held the advantage as night fell.

Sunday however, Buell’s army reinforced Grant’s, & the Confederates were driven back, retreating to Corinth, Mississippi.

 

The reenacting CO. K,  6th Texas was a part of King’s Division. On Sunday in 2012 that entire division of reenactors “went blue” or galvanized,

in order to achieve the numeric ratio necessary to accurately represent that day’s battle & resulting Union victory.

 

 

 

 

Waiting along a muddy road before the battle

 

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Veterans in front of the column

 

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Colonel Yokubaitis

 

 

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Phil McBride as division staff officer

 

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Resting in a Yank camp

 

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Prayer before battle

 

 

 

 

Battalion advance at Fallen Timbers

 

 

 

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Bivouac at Fallen Timbers

 

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Purveyors of drink followed the troops. 

NCOs dig their troops out of a bar.

 

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1st Sgt Cheek prepares his morning report

 

 

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Not quite ready for inspection on Sunday

 

 

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Galvanized, Ordnance Sgt Gunn

 

 

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Co, K on the battlefield Sunday as Zouaves

 

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Through the smoke of battle

 

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Victory!

 

 

 

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