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Read the voices you feel you can do something with; slate the soldier's name before each one. We will pay according to the length of an individual read and/or the number of characters for which we hire you.
This will air on Tn. PBS stations, maybe national down the road. Will be available on DVD for public and schools. Project is produced by a non-profit group, with funding from the state of Tn. and state dept. of education. 2012-01-20 12:48:02 GMT 2012-01-25 11:00:00 (GMT -06:00) Central Time (US & Canada) Yes (click here to learn more about ) Closed 0 0 0 direct invitation(s) have been sent by the voice seeker resulting in 0 audition(s) and/or proposal(s) so far. Voice123 SmartCast is seeking 30 auditions and/or proposals for this project (approx.) Invitations sent by SmartCast have resulted in 0 audition(s) and/or proposal(s) so far.
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Read the voices you feel you can do something with; slate the soldier's name before each one. SHILOH SOLDIER QUOTES
Capt. F.A. Shoup, Division Artillery Chief CSA : “Things were looking pretty blue. We lost all of Kentucky and Tennessee. A concentration of all the available troops in the west have been made at Corinth, Mississippi to resist the gravitation of the Federals toward the Gulf, and something had to be done.”
Mrs. William N. Inge – He had such a lovely gleam in his blue eyes… He was a handsome, chivalrous and impressive man, but very determined
16-year-old George W. McBridge, 15th Michigan, Woods Brigade, USA – We were tired, hungry and impatient because of the cramped conditions of our voyage. We disembarked, moved up onto the bluff and went into camp just back from the river.
General Albert Sydney Johnston, CSA: “I have put you in motion to offer battle to the invaders of your county… The eyes and hopes of eight million people rest upon you. You are expected to show yourself worthy of your lineage, worthy of the women of the South, whose noble devotion in this war has never been exceeded in any time.
“Tonight, we will water our horses in the Tennessee River!”
Sgt. C.H. Floyd,, 50th Illinois, USA – The rebels came on us before we knew it. The undergrowth being so thick we could not see them until they got within twenty yards of us… We retreated back and fired at them from behind trees as we went. Their fire was terrible…
Sgt. Cyrus F. Boyd, 15th Iowa Infantry, USA
“Infantry, cavalry, artillery and all arms of the service were flying toward the river in countless numbers. Men yelled as they passed us, ‘Don’t go out there! You’ll catch hell! We are all cut to pieces!’”
(rank) Charles Morton – 25th Missouri Infantry, USA
“My ammunition being about exhausted, I found there was not in sight a face I knew. A feeling came over me… a dread that if I were killed no one would know what had become of me, not even my brothers or parents.”
Private Thomas Chinn Robertson – 4th Louisiana Infantry CSA “The enemy reserved their fire until we were within about twenty yards of them, and then the whole line simultaneously… opened on us, mowing us down at every volley.”
Pvt. Ralph J. Smith – 2nd Texas Infantry, CSA
“Our victory had seemingly been so complete that it was everywhere reported in the ranks that the battle was over, all we would have to do next day would be to take charge of Grant’s army.”
(rank) Henry M. Doak (unit) CSA
“Just when we were ready to advance, an orderly rode up with an order to retire… Sadly, we fell back, the humblest soldier knowing we were giving up an easy victory.”
General Bull Nelson, USA: Damn your souls, if you won't fight get out of the way and let men come here who will!
(rank) Joseph D. Thompson – 38th Tennessee, CSA - At midnight a heavy rain set in, accompanied by peal after peal of thunder, together with the roaring of the cannon and the bursting of shell. The flashes of lightning revealed the ghastly features of the dead. The groans and piteous shrieks of the wounded was heart-rendering… what a night of horrors that was!”
General Ulysses S. Grant, USA - I saw an open field, in our possession on the second day, over which the Confederates had made repeated charges the day before, so covered with dead that it would have been possible to walk across the clearing, in any direction, stepping on dead bodies, without a foot touching the ground.
(rank) Ambrose Bierce (unit), USA - “The forest seemed all at once to flame up and disappear with a crash like that of a great wave upon the beach- a crash that expired in hot hissings and the sickening ‘spat’ of lead against flesh. A dozen of my brave fellows tumbled over like ten-pins.”
(rank) James Garfield, (unit), USA “The horrible sights that I have witnessed on this site I can never describe. No blaze of glory, that flashes around the magnificent triumphs of war, can ever atone for the unwritten and unutterable horrors of the scene of carnage.”
Judge S.F. Wilson - Who, with this record before him, will dare say that the names of these dead men are not the names of heroes? Who will dare say that they were not patriots The inscriptions on our monument, sanctioned by the representatives of our present great united republic, stamp in historic letters the eternal truth as to the bravery and patriotism of our dead comrades.
M.R. Tunno - on the afternoon of the first day’s fight at Shiloh, called by your side Pittsburg Landing, an officer was seen trying to stop his men from retreat. And when he found that he could not, he deliberately reined his horse and rode slowly off. He was shot and he fell immediately off his horse. General Polk expressed a wish to know who that brave man is. I use his words. And I galloped up to the body and took from his coat breast pocket the enclosed papers, proving him to have been General WHL Wallace of your state. These papers I had sent to my home…and I have only today found them among old papers. I beg to hand them to you with the request that you cause inquiry to be made for his family, and return to them these papers taken from General Wallace’s body, for the purpose of finding out who the brave officer was who lost his life within 75 feet of us. Though an enemy at the time, we could not help but respect him for the brave manner in which he acted when his command was in retreat. I am, sir, yours respectfully, M.R. Tunno.
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