Civil War Next Shiloh, Tennessee  


The "Peach Orchard," on the left flank of the "Hornets' Nest" was the site of some of the heaviest fighting on the first day of the battle. Gustavus H. Cushman, 3rd Iowa Infantry, Company E, wrote his brother: "On Tuesday I took a look over the battle ground. I tell you I never want to see such a sight again. The dead in some places lay in heaps." (From "Iowa Valor" by Steve Meyer)