Re: 150th Battle of Shiloh - Mounted Cavalry Adjunct!
We are about one month out from the 150th Shiloh and the unique activities that we have been discussing for months. At the risk of sounding melodramatic, I really think this even has the setting and possibility of being the "crown jewel" of the sesquicentennial events. There are just so many things that have never before been done or rarely been done. Given that, I sure hope that you have all done everything that you need to do to attend this event and the authentic adjunct that we are preparing.
I am not going to repeat the oft repeated information of this whole thread but ask that you look through it to make certain that you have emailed Keith Willingham for registration for the Corinth/Shiloh ride and that you have registered for the other portion of the event with the BGA so we can escort the men of the 15th Iowa coming off of the paddleboat.
I also hope that you are conditioning both you and your mount for all of the riding. There will be a lot. I want to also cover some important items and ask that you print these out or whatever you need to do to etch them on your brain. The better prepared you all are, the better time we will all have!
In no particular order:
* Make sure that you are registered for both the ride and the event by using the info posted repeatedly earlier in this thread.
* You will first come (Wed afternoon/evening) to the Corinth Interpretive Center to unload and be escorted to the parking area. For those using GPS the address for the Center is: 501 W. Linden St., Corinth, MS. 38834
* Make sure that your horses are well-shod (discussed earlier) and that you have current coggins and if coming from out of state, Health Certificates.
* Bring one or two extra bales of hay. Hay will be provided, but there are always things that can happen at the large events. Also, bring grain in small sacks if needed. Can be carried on mount.
* You will not be issued rations! Pack what you need for Wed night, Thursday and Fri a.m. At that time we will return to the parking area and you can reload what you need. I strongly suggest that you think your way through each “re-load” so that you will not have to spend valuable time “grocery shopping in the nose of your trailer.”
* Each set of fours will need to have at least 25 ft of picket rope. I suggest all who can to carry a section.
There will be more, and it will be sent out as determined, but please take action to prepare now! If you have any question on any of this, please contact me by p.m. or email (email@example.com).
J. Mark Choate
7th TN. Cavalry, Co. D.
"Let history dictate our impressions.......not the other way around!"