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We were rummaging around in the ECW archives and found this excellent photography essay by Lee White.
Today we are pleased to welcome back guest author Sean Michael Chick In the American Civil War, Don Carlos Buell’s arrival at Shiloh with over 15,000 men, stands as the most famous reinforcement of the war. Its importance to the … Continue reading
I had the chance to spend a few days at Shiloh this past week for the 154th anniversary of the battle. The Park Service held some living history programs, which I was helping out with. Here are a few scenes … Continue reading
Nearly 6,000 Mississippians fought at Shiloh, filling the ranks of 7 artillery batteries, a cavalry battalion, and ten infantry regiments. Until now, only the red war department tablets have marked their passage across the battlefield. When the park was created … Continue reading
Part twelve in a series The swhrrrr of cicadas rises and falls like the heartbeat of the battlefield. I stand on the edge of Shiloh’s peach orchard, gazing through the trees at nothing in particular in the far distance. There’s … Continue reading
I think of her standing there, right arm outstretched, pen in hand, the tip not quite daring to touch the granite obelisk. Her left hand hangs back behind her, her fingers poised daintily, helping her balance. She is “Fame,” twelve … Continue reading
With the 150th anniversary of Shiloh coming up, we thought you might want to check out the great slate of events the park is planning. Click here for more details.
Nearing the end of his militarily unorthodox March to the Sea through the heart of Georgia, in early December 1864, Sherman approached the outer lines of Savannah cautiously. Wishing to avoid a frontal assault on the Confederate lines, which would … Continue reading
New Orleans has produced a fair number of notable authors, in particular George Washington Cable, John Kennedy Toole, and Anne Rice. However, it is more famous as the inspiration for writers of the first rank: Thomas “Tennessee” Williams III, William … Continue reading