Wednesday, April 03, 2019

In 10 images: A walk in 'this here sticks' at Shiloh

Monument marks where Union General W.H.L Wallace was mortally wounded April 6, 1862.
 W.H.L.Wallace died with his wife at his side in Savannah, Tenn., downriver from Shiloh.
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On a beautiful spring day at Shiloh, purple wildflowers sprouted by a cannon wheel and yellow daffodils bloomed by a monument in Sarah Bell’s Peach Orchard. Pristine and so well-maintained by the National Park Service, Shiloh is a jewel. “This here sticks," the park's longtime chief engineer Atwell Thompson described the remoteness of the area in 1899. It remains remote today. A blessing for all of us.

A soldier stands watch on the 77th Pennsylvania monument while a jet flies overhead.
A beautiful bas-relief plaque on the side of the base of the 77th Pennsylvania monument. 
A reconstruction of Shiloh Church near the site of the wartime structure.
A close-up of the mortuary cannon that marks location of the mortal wounding 
of Union colonel Julius Raith, an immigrant from Germany.
A tablet for Robertson's Battery needs painting. The unit shelled Union positions in the Hornets' Nest.
A sign of spring at Shiloh near a weapon of war.
Ornate carving on an Ohio monument.
          PANORAMA: The Bloody Pond (Click at upper right for full-screen experience.)

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SOURCE:  Smith, Timothy, This Great Battlefield of Shiloh, The University of Tennessee Press, Knoxville, 2004.

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