Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Civil War Weekend # 3

The engine and next to it the train museum.

Cars built in 1940's

the Car we rode in and our Union Guards to protect us. Little did they know I was rooting for the Confederates.

There were 23,700 casualties at the Battle of Shiloh on the banks of the Tennessee River.
 Legend Of America

My Dad's grandfather, Joe B. Rogers,  died at Shiloh and is buried there. the rest of the family are buried in Manassas Georgia in the Methodist Church cemetery, named Shiloh.

 There were 200,000 boys no older than 16 that fought in the war. 2000 were 14 and 300 were 13 or younger.   Legend Of America

The man in charge above and the soldiers guarding our train.

 The little caboose got left behind because we had two engines, one on each end, because we went out 30 minutes and them came back.



SquirrelQueen said...

The old train cars are so interesting and I really like that little red caboose. Those are some pretty sobering numbers for the young soldiers. It's hard to imagine someone so young fighting for their life.

Betty Manousos said...

terrific images! the old train is really fantastic and so interesting.
thanks so much for sharing:)

DawnTreader said...

I love how you've treated these photos with the color toning etc.

Anonymous said...

WOW! Two posts today [tehee] I love that train...very good.

Thank you so much for sharing!!

TexWisGirl said...

it is sad to think of the young boys joining in on the fighting. dying is one thing; witnessing the horrors and surviving, another.

Remington said...

Love the trains!

barbara l. hale said...

I adore that second to the last pic. Just beautiful! But it is sad to think about what a horrible war that was.

Rose said...

Potties are a necessary item for us older folk!

SweetMarie said...

Great photos and cool trains!
So sad that so many soldiers were just young boys.

Ann said...

Hooray for You crack me up.
I love the shots of the train. All of these look fabulous.

Chatty Crone said...

Okay funny to see the port a potties.

ANd glad you didn't tell anyone you were for the confederates - you would have been shot.

Gee those soldiers were just babies! Andy is 11!

Love, sandie

Betsy from Tennessee said...

I almost missed this post... Love seeing the old train. Both George and I would enjoy being there for the reenactment.

Great photos.