Battle of Shiloh
Michael S. Bronowicz
Last updated 2 years ago
150 years ago--the Battle of Shiloh; my 2008 posts
The haunted Bloody Pond at Shiloh Battlefield in Tennessee. This shallow pond attracted the weary and wounded soldiers of both armies who where engaged in heavy fighting nearby. Some crawled here for their last drink. Observers after the battle reported that the pond was littered with dead soldiers and horses, and many died here.
The Battle of Shiloh Begins: Fraley Field and Colonel Everett Peabody
Fraley Field, Shiloh. On April 9, 1862, Peabody was buried near the location of his headquarters. The Peabody Monument at Shiloh National Military Park marks this spot. After the first burial, his body was exhumed and reinterred in Massachusetts. See also
Shiloh Battlefield - Putnam Stump Monument (U.S. National Park Service)
Putnam Stump Monument at Shiloh National Military Park. Private John D. Putnam, Company F, 14th Wisconsin Infantry, was killed on Monday, April 7, 1862. He was buried at the foot of a young oak tree where he fell. His comrades carved his name and unit low on the tree. In 1901, the stump of the tree was removed to the Wisconsin State Capitol, but was destroyed by fire in 1904. This granite reproduction was erected on the exact spot as the original on April 7, 1906.
War Memorials in the US
Shiloh National Military Park, Savannah, TN The 14-foot tall bronze sculpture called ‘Passing of Honor’, located at the Shiloh National Military Park, is the first official Tennessee memorial to Tennessee Confederates who fought and died at Shiloh. The sculpture depicts a sergeant taking a Confederate flag from the hands of a dying soldier while another stands guard over them. (Photo credit: National Park Services)