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Company I,40th Alabama Infantry Regiment

Discussion in 'Military and War' started by bdtex, Jul 16, 2015.

  1. bdtex

    bdtex Moderator Staff Member

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    Those boys saw action in a lotta horrendous battles. I've been to some of those places. The 40th Alabama was at Vicksburg,some of the companies at Chickamauga,Chattanooga and the Atlanta Campaign. Been to all of them except Atlanta. Eyeballing a visit to a few Atlanta Campaign sites next year.
     
  2. Corruptbuddha

    Corruptbuddha Governor

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    Whenever I head back East I try to visit a battlefield or museum. Lots of history that I think will be, and is being, erased by the PC Left.
     
  3. bdtex

    bdtex Moderator Staff Member

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    Yep. I don't wanna turn this into a political thread,so that's all I have to say about that.
     
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    bdtex Moderator Staff Member

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    My digging showed that Co. I of the 40th Alabama Infantry was not with the men of the Regiment who were besieged and surrendered at Vicksburg. Company I got cut off from the Regiment somewhere north of Vicksburg. A source I found says that Companies A, D, and I of the 40th Alabama Infantry were 3 of the 4 companies not with the Regiment at Vicksburg. Got a book that I intend to read after my upcoming trip to Tennessee. It might explain where Company I was during the Vicksburg Campaign up to the Battle of Lookout Mountain. The author was a Captain in Co. A of the 40th AL Inf.

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  5. JackDallas

    JackDallas Governor Supporting Member

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    When I lived back East (Maryland 1988-1995) I visited every Civil War battlefield within a day's drive of me. Fredericksburg, a battle won by the South, has been completely built over with houses. Only the stone wall and the road behind it have been preserved.
    First and Second Manassas, have been subject to conflict between developers and citizens wanting to preserve history.
    Battlefields at which the Union won, have been preserved, almost without any disturbance. Gettysburg and Antietam (Sharpsburg) are in excellent condition, left almost as they were at the time. I applaud that because these two battlefields were probably two of the most important and critical battles in the war in the East.
     
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    bdtex Moderator Staff Member

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    The geographic location of both battlefields made it easier to preserve them in that condition.
     
  7. JackDallas

    JackDallas Governor Supporting Member

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    Yes, they are more remote than Manassas. Manassas is now in the middle of a large populated area that wants to expand.
    Fredericksburg, however, is a small town and I think that Battlefield should have been preserved. But the area of the field that has been overbuilt with houses, is the hill where thousands of Yankee Soldiers were slaughtered. Could be that no one wanted to remember that. I can't say that I blame them.
    With all the crap that's going on in New Orleans, I hate to see any Civil War sites, artifacts, statues or whatever destroyed.
    It's history, nobody today sees it as racism, except those seeking political advantage or favor.
     
  8. SouthernBoyI

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    Did you know that at Gettysburg they are taking photos from the period and then cutting trees and replanting with the proper size tree from the day of the battle? So that it looks like it did.

    Pretty damn cool

    SB
     
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    bdtex Moderator Staff Member

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    @JackDallas and @SouthernBoyI

    I appreciate the discussion guys. Gotta 9 day Civil War sightseeing road trip coming up in June and I am gonna be posting a lot about it when I get home. Going to Little Rock,Corinth, Shiloh, Murfreesboro,Spring Hill, Franklin and Nashville.
     
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  10. SouthernBoyI

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    Cool
    Be safe!!!
     
  11. JackDallas

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    I didn't know that but it is pretty cool, like you said.
     
  12. SouthernBoyI

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    Yep.
    Guy giving us a tour told us about it.

    Beautiful place.

    SB
     
  13. JackDallas

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    It is an awesome place. I've been there several times. When I lived in Maryland (22-years ago) I met an old man, about 80-years old, who grew up on a farm near the Gettysburg battlefield. He told me he wandered all over the site, digging up mini-balls and other artifacts.
    I did an apartment project in Leesburg, Virginia. The superintendent had a metal detector he used to find all kinds of stuff on the site. All of Northern Virginia was a battlefield. This guy was a history buff too and he told me that all the ammunition and other stuff was left by the Yankees because the Confederates couldn't afford to be as wasteful as the Union troops.
     

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