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From: "Bernie Moore-Knowles" <>
Subject: Re: [ARIZARD] Shiloh - Civil War - Earl
Date: Wed, 20 Sep 2006 13:18:47 -1000
It is amazing, isn't it? Did you note the number of casualities at Shiloh?
Mind boggling and so sad. If you think about it and it is so hard to do -
that sheer number is unbelievable and so many families totally destroyed. I
remember receiving an email from Bryan Howerton that does much of the
serious Civil War research for the Arkansas page and his comment that when
you research the 1860 censuses in the South and then move forward to the
1870 censuses - the households that are headed by widows is incredible.
Most were left destitute with young, hungry children.
If they were lucky? They were able to find a veteran to marry and have food
on the table.
Bryan had helped me find the information on my George Denton - who died at
Pea Ridge. His widow; Lottie Green Denton remarried to a veteran named
Jesse Taylor. Unfortunately, Taylor himself was deceased by 1869 - so, you
can see that many may have survived the carnage - only to die of war wounds
shortly after the War. Like your Lum House? Suffered a serious wound? He
lived until 1913 though, didn't he?
George Denton had a brother named John Denton and a cousin named Jonathan
Denton. John died of disease in Little Rock during the War and Jonathan
died at Atlanta. There virtually was only one other Denton male from my
family and his name was James Denton. James survived the War, but was dead
by the decade following the conflict.
Families just wiped out.
Like yourself, I do have a great interest of following the dates and the
battles and sequences. When I saw the date that Vera posted for Richard S.
Lawson - my natural curiousity wanted to know what battle that he succumbed
at. Which brought me to Shiloh - a battle scene that I had never researched
before. I noted that the CSA might have referred to the battle as
Pittsburgh Landing? And that is where the federal troops buried their
dead, you are saying?
Interesting material that you posted, Earl and thanks for doing so.
"I have Indian blood in me. I have just enough White blood for you to
question my honesty." ........Will Rogers
----- Original Message -----
From: "Earl D. House" <>
Sent: Tuesday, September 19, 2006 9:44 PM
Subject: Re: [ARIZARD] Lawson in teh Civil War - Mike
> My gg grandfather, William Lum House was at Shiloh with Company A, 1st
> Arkansas Inf. He was badly wounded, shot through the jaw and left
> My wife's g grandfather, Henry C. Swartz was there with the 46th Ohio Inf.
> He was not hurt, but his brother Eli Swartz was killed and is buried in
> National Cemetery there. Strange thing is that at 9:00 AM on April 6,
> these 2 units if not directly engaged with each other were within 100
> of each other. We have made a couple of trips there to study the battle,
> maps where the units were and the ground where it was fought. It is very
> well marked and you can see where each unit was at all times during the
> battle. The southern dead were buried in mass grave trenches where they
> remain. The Union dead were buried where they were killed by unit with ID.
> After the war, about 1867 they were moved to the National Cemetery which
> over looks Pittsburg Landing on the river.
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Bernie Moore-Knowles" <>
> To: <>
> Sent: Wednesday, September 20, 2006 12:54 AM
> Subject: Re: [ARIZARD] Lawson in teh Civil War - Mike
> > Michael and Vera
> > I was curious about the death date for Richard Sargent Lawson of April
> > 1862. Appears that he died at Shiloh. For those of you interested in
> > reading about this battle:
> > http://www.americancivilwar.com/statepic/tn/tn003.html
> > Wonder what regiment that he fought with?
> > Bernie Moore-Knowles
> > Papa'aloa, Hawai'i
> > "I have Indian blood in me. I have just enough White blood for you to
> > question my honesty." ........Will Rogers
> > ----- Original Message -----
> > From: "Vera Reeves" <>
> > To: <>
> > Sent: Tuesday, September 19, 2006 9:43 AM
> > Subject: [ARIZARD] Lawson - Mike
> >> Arkansas Confederate Veterans and Widows Pension Allications
> >> ------- Lawson, Richard S.
> >> Co - Reg 13 Div AR-I
> >> date 61-62 killed
> >> 19294 Lawson, Mrs M. J.
> >> applied 9-5-1907 Izard County
> >> Veteran died 4-6-1962
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