Regtl. Staff Shiloh 2020
- Dec 9, 2017
- North Mississippi
“Who can write the history of a battle whose eyes are immovably fastened upon a central figure of transcendently absorbing interest — the dead body of an oldest born, crushed by a shell in a position where a battery should never have been sent, and abandoned to death in a building where surgeons dared not to stay?”
Samuel Wilkeson, father of Lieutenant Bayard Wilkeson
Lt Wilkeson commanded Battey "G",.4th U. S. Artillery
A very sad story about a 19 year old soldier dying on the 1st day of the largest battle on the North American continent, just one of over 8,000 who perished in this horrendous fight.