Shiloh was on the last leg of our six-week road trip and in my mom’s home state of Tennessee. By the time we got to Shiloh, I had learned all the proper etiquette for touring a cemetery. It was hot, muggy and overcast!The Battle of Shiloh is listed as the 6th bloodiest battle in the U.S. Civil War… “Between April 6-7, 1862, the Battle of Shiloh raged in Tennessee. Approximately 23,746 men died. Of those, 13,047 were Union soldiers. While there were more Union than Confederate casualties, the battle did result in a tactical victory for the North.” [National Park Service – Shiloh website] Historical Fact – “The Confederate army commander, General Albert Sidney Johnston, was killed at Shiloh on April 6, 1862. In all of American history, he is the highest-ranking American military officer ever to be killed in action.” [National Park Service – Shiloh website]
This is me in front of a line of cannons at Shiloh National Military Park.
The smell along the Tennessee River made me want to go exploring 😉