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 Posted: Wed Aug 16th, 2006 04:25 pm
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Joe,

Great letter! I copied the link and sent it off to the other staff members so they could have a look see. There was a Jacob Bush and a Thomas Bush in the 15th U.S. Infantry, a battalion of which was assigned to Lovell Rousseau's 4th brigade of Alexander McCook's 2nd division of Buell's Army of the Ohio. According to Rousseau's report of the battle they marched to Savannah on the 6th and took steamers to Pittsburg Landing arriving about dawn on the 7th. This matches the account to the tee.

It is intresting to note that it is only 3 days after the battle and he is already repeating the myth that some men were suprised while eating and had to run before they could turn and make a stand. 144 years later and the myth persists.

All the best,

Tom

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