RV Trip to places we missed and some we have already seen travel blog

crossing the dam over the Tennessee River

Tennessee River


entering the battlefiled





two park rangers helped me find where my cousin fought

he was in the Stephens unit



driving through the battlefiled















here is where my cousin fought

reading it up close




my cousin George V Van Hoose fought in this very field











Pickwick Landing







entering the town

I am related to the country-western music singer, Daryl Worley!

I will talk about the Shiloh Battlefield in a couple of sentences but first my cousin, country-western singer Darryl Worley sang the song "Have You Forgotten" which was written and sang by him to remind us of 9/11. Of course he has a whole bunch of songs, just google his name and there he is. My cousins, Janet and Gary Taylor who live in Alanta, GA have done extensive research regarding our family history. They have come to several different paths while following my grandfather Taylor's genology, but traced back to the 1600s for my great grandmother on his side - this is where the relationship is to Darryl Worley. Confused, so am I! But, I confirmed today that George V. Van Hoose (who is a relative) fought at Shiloh, April 6th and 7th, 1962 and died of a chest wound at Perryville, KY October 8, 1862 (exactly 150 years today) Pretty wild to be visiting one of the battlefields he fought at on the day he was wounded and would later die on October 15th. He was captured and taken to a Union Hospital where he died. I have all of the Van Hoose's muster records now, thanks to a park ranger at Shiloh. George had two brother (?) Ellison and Isaac, they joined the Confederate after Shiloh. Tomorrow we move to Memphis, Elvis and I have a date.

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