Re: Shiloh AAR
Eric, I couldn't agree more. The discipline was more than commendable. Those Confederates looked like real idiots and I think their leadership quickly realized it as well.
Originally Posted by Eric Tipton
Shiloh AAR: I had the immense privledge of acting as 2nd Sgt. for Company A, and don't believe I have ever felt as proud, of being a part of something bigger than myself, ever. From Private to Capatin, every man did his duty completely as a soldier and it was amazing to watch. It lifted my soul seeing many close old friends and making many new ones.You are all forever, my brothers in arms, thank you!
It seems that all of the 15th Iowa right off the bat, began to function as though we were all part of something bigger.I have to think that the spirits of the Federals lost at Shiloh, came down from the graveyard,crossed that rock wall, and stepped off with us on Saturday morning. It felt too much like 1862 ( as I imagined) for that to not be the case . I think you will be hard pressed to ever recreate that feeling, on that kind of scale, in CW reenacting again.
There are so many moments, that I don't think I can type fast enough to list them all. But I can tell you, I spent almost half of my life as a professional bass player, playing and working with some of the biggest names in the buisness. But don't think I ever felt more like a "rock star" than I did marching with the 15th Iowa!
Thank you to Mr. Woodburn and crew for your vision and hard work, your accomplishment will go down in reenacting lore !
The only bad: * That our good friend Kiev Thomason ( Capt. of Co. A ) was not able to finish it out with us. I trust you are well.
* The other bad thing is, that there is no way I can properly described what I just went thru, to my wife.
She just keeps saying "Jesus calm down and have beer, you sound like you just got back from your first date "
Hey Greg & Robert, "That's all that matters"
Eric N. Harley-Brown
Currently known to associate with the WIG/AG
"It has never been fully realized, nor appreciated by the people of the North-the great part in preserving the Union, the brave, loyal,and patriotic Union men, in the mountainous parts of the Southern states, rendered" - Orderly Sgt. Silas P. Woodall (2nd grt. grnd...) member of "Kennemers Union Scouts & Guides"-organized in Woodville, Alabama 1863.