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  • May I Blow Your Nose, Senor?
    May I Blow Your Nose, Senor?
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  • A. S. Johnston's headquarters site
    A. S. Johnston's headquarters site
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  • typical monument to be found at Shiloh
    typical monument to be found at Shiloh
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    Monuments Alike But Not Quite

    by mrclay2000 Updated Jun 23, 2005

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    Indiana monument

    Favorite thing: Some of the monuments at Shiloh look alike but they generally detail the involvement of different regiments from the various states. It is notorious for contingents from Southern states not to be commemorated with monuments (here and at other parks), while the Northern states from as far away as Maine and Minnesota have monuments in even the southernmost theaters.

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    The Meaning Behind the Cannonballs

    by mrclay2000 Written Feb 25, 2003

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    A. S. Johnston's headquarters site

    Favorite thing: The cannonballs represent former headquarters of the field commanders. Here is Albert Sydney Johnston's headquarters site, the man who commanded the Confederate forces until forced to retreat for lack of numbers. Johnston died on the field of battle from a wound to his leg. The site of his death (or near to it) is a stop on the park road near a still-standing tree stump.

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    Commemorated by North and South

    by mrclay2000 Written Feb 25, 2003

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    typical monument to be found at Shiloh

    Favorite thing: Monuments from the various states which sent regiments to Shiloh appear throughout the park, generally at places where their regiments were engaged. While the South did not spend a lot of money on memorials, the Union states made up the deficiency. You'll read a great deal about how far men had to travel, and how many miles they left behind them at home to come to their destinies in this quiet corner of Tennessee.

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    Supplied with Cannon

    by mrclay2000 Written Feb 25, 2003

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    May I Blow Your Nose, Senor?

    Favorite thing: There are several species of cannon of the Civil War type throughout the park. Thankfully most are chained down to cement foundations, otherwise some park enthusiasts might find a way to collect the largest of illegal souvenirs (metal detectors are illegal through the military parks and battlefields in the U.S.).

    You can touch and feel everything out here; you can play act to your full content. Listen to the recordings near the various markers on events as they happened in 1862 in your particular theater.

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