Vacation: Day Four – May 27, 2014

Last night I went to bed too late. It was after 1 AM by time we made it back to the hotel and got ready for bed. For someone like me who rarely stays up past 10 PM it was traumatic. I awoke a little after 5 AM. Miss Benita was snoozing in her bed.… Continue reading Vacation: Day Four – May 27, 2014

Vacation: Day Three

This is a quick and dirty “highlights” for the day. Left Gadsden, Alabama at 9:45 AM Miss Benita was surprised we cut across the northwest corner of Georgia on I -59. The traffic was terrible – Dallas like on I-24 and I-75 in Chattanooga, Tennessee. Head north from Chattanooga toward Knoxville, Tennessee. Got off I-75… Continue reading Vacation: Day Three

April 6, 1862

152 years ago today the Battle of Shiloh in the US Civil War began. My great-great grandfather Jacob Kepler fought in the Battle of Shiloh. He was a private in the Company C, 53rd Indiana Infantry. He was one of the older soldiers. He was born in 1820. He served in the Army of the… Continue reading April 6, 1862