The Civil War Trust's Director of Membership and Development, David Duncan, recently visited the Shiloh battlefield to tour our 267-acre target property at Fallen Timbers with NPS historian Stacy D. Allen.
Shiloh Chief Park Ranger Stacy Allen at Fallen Timbers
Shiloh Chief Park Ranger Stacy Allen at Fallen Timbers (David Duncan)
Arriving at the Shiloh Visitor Center soon after the Park opened, I met with Chief Ranger Stacy D. Allen and Superintendent Woody Harrell.
Both gentlemen were kind enough to make themselves available to me, and Woody even mentioned a few sites-in addition to Fallen Timbers-that the park would very much like to add to the battlefield to help complete its preservation (more on that later).
and I proceeded to Fallen Timbers, which is about four miles to the southwest of the main Shiloh battlefield.
There, I was able to get multiple photographs of this still-exceptionally pristine ground, and videotaped Stacy
for our website.
also related that if more of Forrest's troopers had not reined up when they saw a solid line of blue infantry, it is conceivable that Forrest might have captured Sherman on this field.
wrote the text for the only wayside marker on the Fallen Timbers battlefield.
called it the "Brief but Furious Close to Shiloh."
and I then visited some other tracts around Shiloh that we may want to consider as part of our on-going capital campaign.
I must say he
was very generous with his
time, and is absolutely dedicated to preserving the full story of Shiloh.
Before leaving for the day, I went back to the battlefield by myself, and took several photos like this one below, which is from Forrest's perspective.
would have seen Union skirmishers and cavalry emerging from the far tree line, advancing toward him, when he