Justin and I had a free day and so we took a drive to the Shiloh Military Park near Savannah, TN. This US Civil War battlefield was the site of the worst battle in US history (up to that date). The total number of casualties during this two-day battle (April 6-7, 1862) was more than the total casualties in ALL previous US battles combined - including the Revolutionary War, War of 1812, and the Mexican War.
I had a personal reason for going. My great, great, great grandfather, Enoch Tims and his family owned a farm on the battle site. I'm trying to do research to determine some of the family facts. The battle of Shiloh was named for the Shiloh Church, a landmark where one of the Generals of the North, set up camp. The church was severly damaged during the battle - then destroyed and it is reported that some of the logs were used for firewood and foot bridges. I also understand that Enoch Tims was a preacher, I'm hoping to find some sort of connection - even if he was not the preacher of the Shiloh Church. Ironically, Shiloh means, "place of peace." This church is a replica of the original Shiloh Church.
In the video you'll meet and inspiration to us all - Barbara Newman and her winning quilt.