William "Bull" Nelson started the war in the US Navy, but soon led infantry in Buell's army. Nelson, already disdainful of Indianans, had a run-in with Hoosier Jefferson C. Davis, berated him and ordered him to leave Louisville, KY. Upon his return, Davis confronted the 300 pound Nelson. Nelson quickly slapped Davis in the face and turned to leave exclaiming "Go away, you damned puppy." An infuriated Davis then shot Nelson mortally wounding. Despite this, Davis is never charged with murder.

William "Bull" Nelson started the war in the US Navy, but soon led infantry in Buell's army. Nelson, already disdainful of Indianans, had a run-in with Hoosier Jefferson C. Davis, berated him and ordered him to leave Louisville, KY. Upon his return, Davis confronted the 300 pound Nelson. Nelson quickly slapped Davis in the face and turned to leave exclaiming "Go away, you damned puppy." An infuriated Davis then shot Nelson mortally wounding. Despite this, Davis is never charged with murder.

John Rulle, Company K, 2nd (Walker's) Tennessee Infantry. Pvt. Rulle was wounded at Shiloh, captured and sent to Camp Chase, OH. He was killed in action at Ringgold Gap, November 27, 1863. (Soldier I.D. Source:"Soldiering In The Army of Tennessee, A Portrait of Life in the Confederate Army." By Larry J. Daniel; 1991, The University of North Carolina Press, Chapel Hill & London. p. 19)

John Rulle, Company K, 2nd (Walker's) Tennessee Infantry. Pvt. Rulle was wounded at Shiloh, captured and sent to Camp Chase, OH. He was killed in action at Ringgold Gap, November 27, 1863. (Soldier I.D. Source:"Soldiering In The Army of Tennessee, A Portrait of Life in the Confederate Army." By Larry J. Daniel; 1991, The University of North Carolina Press, Chapel Hill & London. p. 19)

In 1855 Secretary of War Jefferson Davis was instrumental in the creation of two regiments of cavalry. It was recommended that the cavalry have a distinctive hat; it is sometimes called the Jeff Davis hat. It also was referred to as the Hardee hat, after William Joseph Hardee, an officer of the 2nd Cavalry. Ironically, while the hat would become part of the dress uniform of the Union, Davis and Hardee would go on to serve the Confederacy as President and Lieutenant General respectively.

In 1855 Secretary of War Jefferson Davis was instrumental in the creation of two regiments of cavalry. It was recommended that the cavalry have a distinctive hat; it is sometimes called the Jeff Davis hat. It also was referred to as the Hardee hat, after William Joseph Hardee, an officer of the 2nd Cavalry. Ironically, while the hat would become part of the dress uniform of the Union, Davis and Hardee would go on to serve the Confederacy as President and Lieutenant General respectively.

General William Dorsey Pender   Battle of Chancellorsville  A rising star among the Confederate army, the loss of Pender at Gettysburg would later be mourned by Lee, by whom he was considered one of his "best men."

General William Dorsey Pender Battle of Chancellorsville A rising star among the Confederate army, the loss of Pender at Gettysburg would later be mourned by Lee, by whom he was considered one of his "best men."

Confederate soldier Laurie M. Anderson (186-)  Laurie M. Anderson of Tallahassee was a member of the Bradford Light Infantry, Co. A, Florida Battalion. He died in April 7, 1862, at the Battle of Shiloh. The 1st Florida Volunteer Infantry fought in the Battle of Shiloh, April 6-7, 1862.

Confederate soldier Laurie M. Anderson (186-) Laurie M. Anderson of Tallahassee was a member of the Bradford Light Infantry, Co. A, Florida Battalion. He died in April 7, 1862, at the Battle of Shiloh. The 1st Florida Volunteer Infantry fought in the Battle of Shiloh, April 6-7, 1862.

Sgt. Samuel Daimwood, Company G, "Duck River Rifles" 24th Tennessee Infantry. - Confederates killed and wounded at Shiloh - Gallery - Shiloh Discussion Group

Sgt. Samuel Daimwood, Company G, "Duck River Rifles" 24th Tennessee Infantry. - Confederates killed and wounded at Shiloh - Gallery - Shiloh Discussion Group

Colonel Oscar Malmborg (1820-1880) This officer commanded the 55th Illinois Infantry. At Shiloh, He formed his regiment into a hollow square to repel rumored black horse cavalry. The only documented time that infantry was used in that european fashion. The tactic was used at Waterloo in 1815.

Colonel Oscar Malmborg (1820-1880) This officer commanded the 55th Illinois Infantry. At Shiloh, He formed his regiment into a hollow square to repel rumored black horse cavalry. The only documented time that infantry was used in that european fashion. The tactic was used at Waterloo in 1815.

The Battle of Shiloh began at sunrise on April 6, 1862 — the Sabbath — as 45,000 Confederate soldiers swooped down on an unsuspecting Union army encamped at Pittsburg Landing, a nondescript hog-and-cotton steamboat dock on the Tennessee River. What followed were two of the bloodiest days of the Civil War, leaving 24,000 men on both sides dead, dying and wounded. (Above Gen. Ulysses S. Grant & Gen. Albert Sidney Johnston)

Why Shiloh Matters

The Battle of Shiloh began at sunrise on April 6, 1862 — the Sabbath — as 45,000 Confederate soldiers swooped down on an unsuspecting Union army encamped at Pittsburg Landing, a nondescript hog-and-cotton steamboat dock on the Tennessee River. What followed were two of the bloodiest days of the Civil War, leaving 24,000 men on both sides dead, dying and wounded. (Above Gen. Ulysses S. Grant & Gen. Albert Sidney Johnston)

William Nelson Rector Beall (March 20, 1825 – July 25, 1883) was a brigadier general in the Confederate States Army during the American Civil War. Description from pinterest.com. I searched for this on bing.com/images

William Nelson Rector Beall (March 20, 1825 – July 25, 1883) was a brigadier general in the Confederate States Army during the American Civil War. Description from pinterest.com. I searched for this on bing.com/images

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