Battle of Shiloh Documentary – Alamo Rifles and Razorback Flying Battery

The Alamo Rifles

The Alamo Rifles

An event as large as Shiloh is made up of dozens and dozens of individual units.  Several Confederate units had the distinction of lining up with the Confederate army on Day 1 and with the Union army on Day 2.  The Reenactment portrayed the changing tide of the battle so it was necessary to have a larger Confederate army on Day 1 and a larger Federal army on Day 2 of the battle.  This required some reenactors to change sides during the battle.  The Alamo Rifles did just that.  They were Confederates (above) and Federals (below).  The Battle of Shiloh Documentary covered the shifting of troops and offers some colorful photography of the Alamo Rifles and the Texas Brigade.

The Alamo Rifles Dressed as Federals on Day 2

The Alamo Rifles Dressed as Federals on Day 2

On a side note… the Zouave uniforms (the red uniforms) were AWESOME!

The Razorback Flying Battery also makes an appearance in the Battle of Shiloh Documentary.  Just the name stirs up curiosity.  In the photo below, the Lieutenant is crossing the field.  The documentary shows the Flying Battery – the horse-drawn limbers and artillery pieces – following him.

The Razorback Flying Battery

The Razorback Flying Battery

In our day, cars and trucks fill the highways.  One hundred fifty years ago, horses were the engines of the fields and roads.  Horses hauled soldiers, pulled wagons and pulled artillery for the army.  The Battle of Shiloh Documentary shows horses and more horses.  You will enjoy watching the Razorback Flying Battery trot by and watching a number of old-time wagons criss-cross the battle field.

The Razorback Flying Battery

The Razorback Flying Battery

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