Wednesday, November 24, 2010

The 44th Regiment at Shiloh :: The Photo

This is the second of two photographs from the display at the visitor center at Shiloh National Battlefield.

The caption for this photo reads “The men of the 44th Indiana Infantry Regiment display their arms and accoutrements before the battle.” Written in the lower right corner is “Comy H 44 Ind”

The close-ups below begin from the left hand side of the above photograph. There is some overlap in the close-ups so some men will appear on more than one of the pictures.


Obi Barnes said...

The men to left and right of the flag are my kin. The man next to the Sgt. is John Giggy. He was wounded twice during the war and even discharged but he returned. And the man to the left of the flag is his brother Benjamen. He joined the company in 1864 at the age of 18 and acted as company clerk. Both being of Swiss origin and John even being born while in route here.

I could go on and on and on about these men, I am extremely proud of these men and they are both heros of mine.

wadeholmes said...

Obi, John was my great great great grandfather and my dad lived with his daughter Annabelle as a child. If you are willing to share your connection please connect offline We have John's family journal from the crossing including an entry on Christmas day as they rounded the horn.


Margaret Hobson said...

I'd love to compare notes on the Giggy family! or