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It's been great checking out the area here in TN. We saw our first harvested cotton, saw Bigfoot and had our first piece of Colby pie (I'm calling it Colby Distad pie!) I'd have included a pic of the pie, but we ate it!
We checked out the Pickwick State Park and hiked the trails and then headed to Shiloh for the afternoon. Congress established Shiloh National Military Park on December 27, 1894 to commemorate the April 6-7, 1862 battle that raged around Shiloh Church and Pittsburg Landing. Producing more than 23,000 casualties, the battle was the largest engagement in the Mississippi Valley campaign during the Civil War. Shiloh was a sobering experience for us. Neither of us remembered this from our history classes and we learned a great deal about this bloody battle during the start of the Civil War.
Tom & Sue Slightam
Read along as we circumnavigate the eastern half of the United States and southern Canada on the Great Loop on our boat BELLA, a Cruiser 460 Express.