Friday, December 9, 2011

The Lincoln Funeral Train Came Through Shiloh Ohio

Private Hiram Terman came home to Shiloh, Ohio at the end of 1864 and was recuperating from 17 months at Belle Island and Andersonville.  He saw Abraham Lincoln when the President reviewed the troops of General Joseph Hooker in 1862 around the time of the battle of Chancellorsville.  I wonder if he found the strength to get up and see the Funeral Train come through the Shiloh train station?  What thoughts may have gone through his mind as he endured the nausea, muscle pain, diarrhea, and heart problems of his broken down body?   

Saturday, December 3, 2011

A Red Badge of Courage Experience

What must it have been like?
Reading Hiram's Honor let's you relive the Civil War as if you were there according to the latest review and earlier ones as well.  My hope for Hiram's Honor was that I could transmit the experience I felt when reading The Red Badge of Courage by Stephen Crane, one of my favorite Civil War novels.