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Thursday, April 11, 2013

SHILOH BATTLEGROUNDS

Captain's log, Day-4 Spring Cruise:

0 Regrets at dock Pebble Isle Marina near New Johnsonville, Tn. Always did like the looks of our boat in the fog, reminds me of old Navy days.  The large ball fenders on the rear deck are for use in locks to protect the boat.  The small dome on top of radar is important, direct tv dome.    Must have all the comforts of home you know.    The below pic. is our duct tape crew.  It seems the courtesy car has some technical difficulties, ie. windows will not close. Never to be defeated, we wedged the windows shut and taped the remaining opening against the cold air. 
The crew is Joe, Noah(in Rotc uniform) and Justin (bucky) in boy scout uniform. We are ready for our journey back about 150 yrs. to the Battle of Shiloh.

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The above map gives our location at Clifton Marina in relation to the Shiloh Battlegounds.  

 

The above mounment is to the confederate forces in the Shiloh Battle.  Over 24,000 casualties during the 2 day battle on both sides.  There are over 200 monuments in the National Park and one must take a full day to see the entire park.  The Picture of Noah above features a well reasoned and dedicated Scout and Navy ROTC cadet who is a joy to know.  He plans to join the Coast Guard upon high school graduation and persue a future. 


Noah and Justin (buck) below the Confederate Monument. Buck is near an Eagle Scout and a good deck hand on 0 Regrets.
This little Rebel was visiting the museum and I could not resist a picture. Her parents gave me permission and the smile is so warming.  I did not see anyone dressed as a Yankee during our visit.  No wonder, this is Tennessee. 
 
 
The above gates is the entrance to the Shiloh Military Cemetery. Civil war veterans and veterans from all following wars are buried here.  We noticed a newer section and found one fallen veteran who served in WWII, Korea and Vietnam, M.Gny Sgt. Not many survived to serve in 3 wars. May he rest in peace.
We encourage all who read this piece to visit the Shiloh Battlegrounds near Savannah, TN. Please plan a full day and walk back into our history.
 
0 Regrest Crew.  Happy Sailing.

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