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 Posted: Wed Oct 12th, 2011 12:49 am
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Yep it's time for my semi-annual Civil war, battlefield tramping, photographic vacation. This time it's Corinth/Shiloh, places I haven't visited since 2008. I'm pretty well read up on the battles so I know most of what I want to see and shoot, but I am open to suggestions...any off the beaten track places I should see? restaurants? non-civil war related places? The plan now is Shiloh, Corinth, Iuka, and Davis bridge, but I have 4 days to fill:D.







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Catfish Hotel, next to Shiloh Battlefield.....Best catfish-eatin' in the world!!!!



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Lol! I saw that place last time I was there but didn't know if it was any good. Ill definitely check it out....love me some fried catfish.



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I used to live in Jackson, TN.....Whenever I went to Shiloh, it was MANDITORY to eat there!!
Next year, me & my reenacting unit will participate in the 150th Shiloh....I have made it plain that if I hafta crawl to Catfish Hotel, I will :)
There used to be a neat souveneer shop near the battlefield, but I think someone said it is closed now....I don't recall the name....Maybe it was "Shaw's"....

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Man I would love to be there for the 150th re-enactmentmmt. If I can ill buy you a round of hush puppies.



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Hey, Thanks!!!
Wait till you try their cole slaw!!!

We'll be going as a Reb Artillery unit.....We'll be in Ruggle's line for a total of 62 Conf. artillery peices!!! I can't wait to feel the earth shake!!!



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OMG! That will be amazing! Man I would love to shoot some pics of that epic event. Hopefully I'll be there...unless I'm in Japan that week...we'll see.



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You have quite the cunundrum between going to Shiloh or Japan!!!



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Possibly....a good one to have I think. I suspect I will be able to do both if all goes as expected. Seeing and hearing 62 field pieces and climbing mount Fuji all in one year? Now that's epic!



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Come out in a grey uniform & we'll put ya on the gun!!!



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Ny GG Grandpa was a southern artillerist.....I'd be on that gun like rust in a rainstorm.



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What unit was he with???....We'd be glad to have you with us!!!....If ya can't fight with us, we'd be glad to give ya a camp chair, pour ya a cup of coffee and chat with ya!!



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I don't remember exactly where I heard this, but I believe the new movie will be premiering at the Shiloh sesquicentennial. Say so long to a cult favorite and hello to a much more polished production.



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Macon Light Artillery Abel....he joined at the tender age of 17. also have a GG Grandpa in the 2nd Ga. cavalry reg. under Forrest and later Wheeler, GG uncle who became a galvanized yankee, a couple more ancestors who rode with Quantrill, another one was with Bledsoe's Mo. battery...fun families back then LOL!



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ya Know Tim I usually skip those park movies...they are usually too basic, and like most of us here, by the time I get to a battlefield I've read a stack of books on the subject...plus I'm always eager to get out on the ground and tramp....but I might check out the new film just to give it a fair shot. Getting stoked about this trip...one more week.....!



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In my opinion the best NPS movie out there is the Antietam one. Its a couple years old now, but still a great intro to the battle.

Mark



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I was there last year....should've given it a go but I was splitting time between Antietam, Gettysburg, and Harpers Ferry so it was a pretty quick run through the visitors center. I plan to go back in the next year or so. Wish I lived a bit closer to the major battlefields sometimes.



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