Confederates in the Attic: Dispatches from the Unfinished Civil War - Chapter 8 Tennessee: Ghost Marks at Shiloh Summary & Analysis

Tony Horwitz
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Chapter 8 Tennessee: Ghost Marks at Shiloh Summary and Analysis

In Chapter 8, Horwitz visits the Shiloh battlefield along the Tennessee River in Tennessee. Since boyhood he had been fascinated with the battle as it seemed to conjure up all the glorious images of the Civil War. He arrived early in the morning on the anniversary of the battle, planning to follow the historic events of the day at the same time they occurred as Shelby Foote had recommended. By coincidence, he met another man who had a similar plan, a man named Bryson Powers, whose great-great-grandfather had been on duty with Union troops the morning of the battle. Powers, a bus driver from Minneapolis, had come to retrace his ancestor's steps. They met up with two other men who were similarly tracing their Confederate ancestors' movements. The four of them stopped...

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