Terry D. Sutherland

SHILOH

IWVPA Double Tap Award for War Poetry: March 14, 2009
Awarded: March 14, 2009
Friends and neighbors gather ‘round
Hear the distant trumpet sound
Hear the drums and marching feet
At Pittsburg Landing armies meet

The Army of the Tennessee fell back
Inviting the Confederate force attack
In confusion the South would flee
Running from Grant’s Army of the Tennessee

Beauregard countered at Shiloh Church
Confederates suffering no food and thirst
Grant’s Army of the Tennessee would fight
Reinforcements arrived from Buell at night

Confederate shotguns, smooth bores and pikes,
Were no match for the Northern strike
At Sunken Road and Hornet’s Nest
The Southern Army lost their best