|Members of the Tennessee Valley Civil War Round Table pose in front of the reconstructed Shiloh Meeting House, from which the battle received its name.|
The Tennessee Valley Civil War Round Table is located in Huntsville, Alabama. It is one of the largest in the United States. We seldom have less than 100 members present at a typical meeting. Kent Wright, of the TVCWRT, does an excellent job of lining up our speakers and arraigning our field trips. This outing visited Parker's Crossroads Battlefield on Saturday and I met them at Shiloh on Sunday morning for the tour there. The anniversary of the battle (151st) was one week previous, so the foliage and greenery was similar to what it was in 1862. We spent almost 7 hours on the battlefield and visited 12 spots on the battlefield where we discussed the tactics, weapons, personalities, successes and failures of the battle. No matter how many times I visit, I still enjoy it. The Round Table members made the experience even more enjoyable with their enthusiasm challenging questions!
Thanks to Round Table member Daryl Carpenter for the photos!
|At Fraley's Field, where the Battle of Shiloh began on Sunday morning, April 6th, 1862|
|I conducted a short primer of Infantry weapons, including flintlock muskets and percussion rifle muskets.|