The Other Side, Part 30

Shiloh lithograph

The Battle of Shiloh, 1862. Picture courtesy of McCormick Co.

I asked him about Sherman, but he didn’t know much about him.

When the fighting started they had been northwest, and as the center units gave way, they had to move back to keep a straight line and protect the flanks.  They finally had been pulled into this lane and were assaulted once by the Rebs. He remembers shooting down a Reb.

The Rebs retreated and then came back again.  He must have gotten shot, because he doesn’t remember how it ended.

He said he would have gone back to Wisconsin if he had lived, because it was familiar.

He saw ASG 1 and ASG 2 and said they were beautiful. He asked if he could touch them. I said yes.

ASG 2 moved forward, and Jacob ran his hand down his forehead and petted his nose very gently. ASG 1 nuzzled Jacob’s leg and he knelt down and rubbed her head and ears.  She wagged her tail and really enjoyed his touch.

Jacob stood up and said it had been a long time since he had touched an animal.  He started to touch my Symbol, and I said not to touch it just yet.

“How come you can talk to me?” Jacob asked.

I told him I was from another time.  I assured him I wasn’t a bad spirit, and he could look on my Symbol as proof of my honesty.  My Symbol glowed. I stated that I had come to hear his story and to take it back for others to hear.

I asked him if there was anything he regretted.

He said, “No future.”

Spirit Guide said it might be time to transport him.

“Jacob your family is waiting for you on The Other Side,” I said.  “Would you like to go to them?”


About Civil War Reflections

Vernon has been a Civil War buff since childhood, but had been inactive in Civil War history for over two decades. However, in the early 1990s his interest was rekindled after watching Ken Burns’ “Civil War Documentary” on PBS. He particularly became interested in the Battle of Antietam (Sharpsburg) and decided to learn more about this epic struggle.
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