Shiloh National Military Park, Tennessee

Original Shiloh Church, Shiloh National Military Park, TN: Click to enlarge.

Original Shiloh Church, Shiloh National Military Park, TN: Click to enlarge.

The historical signs in the photos below tell the story pretty well.  This was a major battle on the land surrounding a quiet old church, named Shiloh Meeting House, dating back to the early 1800’s.  Across a two-lane road from the church is a cemetery that is used to this day.  One must be a member of the local church (a modern building that lies across a parking lot from the historic Shiloh) to be eligible for burial in the cemetery.

Original Shiloh Church, Shiloh National Military Park, TN: Click to enlarge.

Original Shiloh Church, Shiloh National Military Park, TN: Click to enlarge.

The most popular attraction at the battlefield was a combination of golden and bald eagles nesting in a large tree (crude photo below).  A mass of senior citizens was encamped on lawn chairs 200 yards from the tree, armed with formidable looking cameras and binoculars.  This was the one day on the road this year that I used my binoculars.

Original Shiloh Church, Shiloh National Military Park, TN: Click to enlarge.

Original Shiloh Church, Shiloh National Military Park, TN: Click to enlarge.

Shiloh National Military Park, TN: Click to enlarge.

Shiloh National Military Park, TN: Click to enlarge.

Shiloh National Military Park, TN: Click to enlarge.

Shiloh National Military Park, TN: Click to enlarge.

Shiloh National Military Park, TN: Click to enlarge.

Shiloh National Military Park, TN: Click to enlarge.

Golden and bald eagles, Shiloh National Military Park, TN: Click to enlarge.

Golden and bald eagles, Shiloh National Military Park, TN: Click to enlarge.

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About Jerry
Working in Corporate America for many years, I wanted to break free of the office walls for a bit and explore the world. Having put the pieces in place, I am first exploring the USA by road. Colleagues and friends expressed interest in my travels, giving rise to Office Escape. It is my honor to share my adventures.

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