Tag Archives: Battle of Shiloh

ECW Weekender: Touring Shiloh Battlefield (Virtually)

Wishing to go to a battlefield where General Grant fought after the History Channel’s series earlier this week? How about a two-hour tour with NPS Ranger Stacy Allen at Shioh Battlefield? Good news! You can catch a tour without ever … Continue reading

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David Reed: Shiloh’s Veteran Historian

Gettysburg has John Bachelder. Antietam has Ezra Carman. Shiloh has David Reed. Each of these men forever influenced the battlefields they devoted their lives to documenting. Two of them–Carman and Reed–participated in the battles they studied. I’ll admit, Carman and … Continue reading

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John S. Bowen’s Brigade and the First Day at Shiloh

In the early afternoon of April 6, 1862, General Albert Sidney Johnston raised the tin cup he had grabbed from a Union camp earlier that day and tapped the line of bayonets of his Rebel troops to rally them forward. … Continue reading

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Question of the Week: 4/6-4/12/20

It’s the anniversary of the Battle of Shiloh. In your opinion, who was the best commander at that battle? Why?

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Symposium Spotlight: P.G.T. Beauregard

Welcome back to our yearly spotlight series, highlighting speakers and topics for our upcoming symposium. Over the coming weeks, we will continue to feature previews of our speaker’s presentations for the 2020 Emerging Civil War Symposium. We’ll also be sharing … Continue reading

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ECW Podcast “Rock Star Egos” Is Now Available

In April 1862, Confederate command in Tennessee consisted of a constellation of stars—and Braxton Bragg. Chris Mackowski and Chris Kolakowski discuss the rock stars and the odd man out in our newest podcast!

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Eliza Griffin Johnston: To Bravely Meet Danger and Tragedy

News traveled slowly, likely a frustrating fact for Eliza Griffin Johnston. However, one spring day in 1862 news arrived in California that changed her life. A battle thousands of miles away and weeks in the past had altered her plans, … Continue reading

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Shiloh and Private Samuel Chick

In studying up on my family’s genealogy in 2017 I found ancestors who fought both North and South. They are mostly cousins. I am the direct descendant of Private Samuel Chick of Company E of the 44th Tennessee. The regiment … Continue reading

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Question of the Week: 4/8-4/14/19

What if Albert S. Johnston had not died at Shiloh? What do you think he might have attempted for defense in the Western Theater?

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Shiloh: Preston Pond’s Charge at Tilghman Branch

Among the largest brigades to fight at Shiloh was Colonel Preston Pond’s outfit, mostly made up of Louisiana troops. It numbered around 2,600 men. 1,400 of these were in two regiments, the 38th Tennessee and the Crescent Regiment, a militia … Continue reading

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