|View single post by calcav|
|Posted: Wed Jan 10th, 2007 03:39 pm||
Isn't that a great letter?!
The 1st Minnesota Light Artillery (Munch's Battery) is my favorite monument at Shiloh. Follow the link for a picture of it on the park's website.
The battery opened the Battle of Corinth on the 3rd of October near Alexander's Crossroads about four miles from town. Captain Munch was just recovering from his Shiloh wound and was unable to take command back until the second day of the fighting.
As for the Minnesota Infantry, I would have your non-believer associate look at what the 5th Minnesota did in Corinth on October 4th. Their smashing counterattack destroyed the Confederate forces that had managed to penetrate the Union lines and reach the railroad crossing. The 4th Minnesota of Buford's brigade (John's half brother) were in the thick of it turning back the Confederate left.
Last edited on Wed Jan 10th, 2007 03:40 pm by calcav