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 Posted: Mon Sep 29th, 2008 03:27 pm
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http://www.courieranywhere.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=340&Itemid=61

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 Posted: Mon Sep 29th, 2008 06:05 pm
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This is really exciting news Browner. I am so glad for Shiloh. One of my favorite battlefields to visit.
Susan



 Posted: Mon Sep 29th, 2008 09:22 pm
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we are pretty excited too. Have heard this may happen for years, so now its finally coming down.

Corinth is getting extra sites turned over to the park service also.  A lot of the earthworks in and about town, and also the Contraband Camp site will hopefully be ready by the end of the year for visitors.

You guys come back through and see us!!!!

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 Posted: Tue Sep 30th, 2008 12:41 am
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Nita I would love to come back to Shiloh and Corinth .  I love both places.  I was so disappointed last year to miss both of you when I was there. 

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 Posted: Tue Sep 30th, 2008 02:25 am
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That is great news.....I have never been to SHiloh, is it well preserved ? does it have many monuments?

Ken



 Posted: Tue Sep 30th, 2008 12:34 pm
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Ken,

Yes, Shiloh is very well preserved, due in no small part to its relative isolation. So this grant money is really wonderful news, as it will help ensure a continuation of that, and keep the ever dreaded encroachment monster at bay.

Shiloh does have a large number of markers and monuments. I've seen some folks say that they think it actually has too many monuments, but I guess that's a matter of opinion. But it's very well marked. I think Tom and Nita could address all that better than me, but if you visit the Shiloh site on CivilWarAlbum.com, you can get a sense of the monumentation around the park from the pictures. Here's a link -

http://www.civilwaralbum.com/shiloh/index.htm

Just use the picture index on the left side of the screen.

Also the NPS site for Shiloh has some excellent information, along with some photographs -

http://www.nps.gov/shil

Hope you have a chance to visit someday. It's a beautiful park. In fact, I've sometimes told folks that Shiloh is a lot like Gettysburg, only without the town. And the crowds. :)

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 Posted: Tue Sep 30th, 2008 05:06 pm
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Probably couldn't be done, with attendant environmental and safety concerns, but having an 1862-style transport ship {stern- or side-wheel} moored at river's edge or a man-made cove nearby might be an interesting accent to a Shiloh visit.

Could Shiloh be considered one of the earliest joint operations in the ACW? Were the transports part of the USN or just privately hired or abruptly commandeered riverboats?



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P.S.--Beautiful national cemetery, too!

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The name Shiloh means place of peace and although the battle was anything but peaceful I have found it a most peaceful place to visit.  I have been there three times and usually had the place to myself.   The monuments are interesting to see especially the first time when I didn't know that much about the battle.  The Confederate memorial is one of my favorites .  It is so full of symbolism.  This is my favorite Battlefield to visit with Wilson's Creek my second favorite .

The visitors center is old.  I skip the film but across the parking lot is a small newer building with tons of books.  As I have said before the guy that works there is  friendly.  Twice now I have walked out with an armload. 

Last time I stayed in Corinth and drove up to Shiloh.  It felt like I was going back in time.  The woods were all around .  You really have to be going there to go there.  You don't just discover Shiloh . 

Bama I envy you your closeness to the battlefield that you can go there often.  I would if I could.

Susan



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ive never been anywhere except for Fort Fisher and Fort Macon. would love to go to Shiloh and i hope some day i will.



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Whose boats? The USN was heavy in the movement, but there had to have been some hired civilian barges and smaller scuttles just to move the enormous amounts of men and materiel required.

Got to agree with Bama; a period boat tied up at the landing would be adding a Disney touch to an otherwise pristine field. (Which is not to say that there oughtn't be one there now and then.)



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 Posted: Wed Oct 1st, 2008 02:19 am
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Me too. One day, the availability of coin and time are going to coincide.



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Is the Delta Queen still going to be operating next year?  I have heard that it is not not going to because all wooden paddlewheels are going to be banned.   Several friends have  taken the tour.  The Delta  in Delta Queen is the Sacramento Delta as the Delta Queen use to ply the waters of the Sacramento river here in California. 

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 Posted: Wed Oct 1st, 2008 02:54 am
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I checked and Congress did not give them an extention this year . They are folding after October .



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