Our Country's Fiery Ordeal

A blog about the American Civil War, written and maintained by historian Daniel J. Vermilya, author of The Battle of Kennesaw Mountain (History Press, 2014) and James Garfield and the Civil War (History Press, 2015)

Dedicated to my great-great-great grandfather, Private Ellwood Rodebaugh, Company D, 106th Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry, killed at the Battle of Antietam, September 17, 1862.

"And may an Overuling Providence continue to cause good to come out of evil, justice to be done to all men where injustice has long prevailed, and finally, peace, quiet, and harmony to come out of this terrible confrontation and our country's fiery ordeal." -- Albert Champlin, 105th Ohio, Diary entry of June 19, 1864 (Western Reserve Historical Society)

Thursday, March 29, 2012

Shiloh's State Monuments

I have been quite busy as of late working on several projects, which I will hopefully be able announce/post about on here soon. One of them is my upcoming Shiloh presentation for the James A. Garfield NHS Major Battles of the Civil War series, which will take place on April 11 at noon, at the Mentor Public Library (all are welcome, the program is free, call ahead for reservations at 440-255-8811).

Thus, for today's post in my ongoing Shiloh series, I thought I would go with some pictures of various state monuments from my visit. Below, you will find nearly all of the state memorials at Shiloh, save for the Alabama and Kentucky memorials (I saw each, just seemed to forget to take a picture, oh well, there is a good reason to go back!).

Iowa State Monument
 Located near the park Visitor Center, and near Auto Tour Stop1, Grant's Last Line. 


 Illinois State Memorial
Located at the intersection of the Hamburg-Purdy and Corinth-Pittsburg Landing roads, near Auto Tour Stop 13, Water Oaks Pond.

Tennessee State Memorial
Located adjacent to Illinois State Memorial, pictured above.


Texas State Memorial
Located along the Hamburg-Purdy Road, between the intersection with 
the Eastern Corinth Croad and the Hamburg-Savannah Road

 Arkansas State Monument
Located at Tour Stop 10, the Hornet's Nest, 
where the historic Sunken Road crossed the Eastern Corinth Road

Wisconsin State Memorial
Located near Tour Stop 10, in the wooded area of the Hornet's Nest


Michigan State Monument
Located at the intersection of the Corinth-Pittsburg Landing Road and the Hamburg-Savannah Road

Missouri State Memorial
Located just north of Tour Stop 17 along the Hamburg-Savannah Road

1 comment:

  1. Maybe I'm biased, but I do like the Michigan one best.