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They Met at Shiloh Paperback – May 8, 2012
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Phillip served 15 years in the Army, New Mexico National Guard, with the 44th Army Band in Albuquerque, New Mexico.
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To the interested reader, to the person who wants to know more about Shiloh and the cog this battle fit in the larger scheme, this book may be helpful. Even more valuable, if someone asks 'what was it like to be a soldier in the western theatre of the Civil War,' 'They Met at Shiloh' is highly recommended.
To the average reader, this novel may feel somewhat sluggish, especially at the beginning.
Bryant brings to life the soldiers who fought for a variety of reasons, risking their lives for their 'pards' and their country. Well researched, well thought out, and well worth the money.
One viewpoint that I found very interesting was the Southerners who felt they were, like their ancestors in the Revolution, righting against a tyrannical government that was trying to deprive them of their rights. Namely the right to tyrannize over slaves. The contradiction didn't seem to register with them.
I found the book confusing at first because Kindle opens to the first page of the story, and I have a habit of skipping preludes anyway, so I didn't think to back page. The prelude explains who the different characters are and what the events leading up to the battle were. If you read that first you understand what's going on much better than if you do like I did, and try to figure out why it's jumping from one group to another in different chapters.
I plan to read it again know that I know who's who.
Mr. Bryant, who was a soldier himself, also had his characters express the thoughts, doubts, and sometimes arguments with fellow soldiers about God and eternity which is a topic that men would be driven to discuss as they watched men die at their side and contemplated their own mortality
Another thing I appreciated about this book was that both sides, the Union and the Confederacy, were equally represented and neither side condemned.
The book seems to be well researched and contains many details about day to day camp life that were fascinating to me. I look forward to more from Mr. Bryant.
I swear I was there, trudging down those endless roads, rolling up those bedrolls, changing from my nightcap to my forage cap, hot, cold, sweat-soaked and rain-soaked, right along with these characters. Phillip, Stephen, Michael, Robert -- I know them. Bryant gives such a richness of detail to his scenes, his clothing, and his characters. I smelled the powder and the blood. I saw that horrible pool you must read about to understand.
Above all else, I saw how real men felt and described their different Christian faiths, something glaringly missing from anything Stephen Crane might have written. Catholics, Methodists, Lutherans, as well as those who only scratched their heads at another's belief (or screamed that it was hypocritical and false) all had their say. Crane gave us no hope. Bryant didn't "save" everybody, or straighten everybody out to one belief, even. He let them grope, struggle, and come to grips or turn away in bewilderment as real men do.
That isn't to say the message of what brings a man peace in Christ wasn't clear. It was realistically presented, but not everybody understood what was happening or how it applied to them. Green soldiers think they understand how to do battle before they really engage. Some run. Some fumble. Some understand and do exactly what they must to do their duty. So it is with the lost. As prepared or unprepared as they may be by our poor efforts, God gives the increase.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Vivid look at the horrors of war, characters seemed real,from a personal journal.Published 10 days ago by Ione Morris
Great book somewhat confusing with names but came together in the end. What a sad time in history for put countryPublished 14 days ago by pattin
Very good reading. One really sees the war from a soldier's perspective.Published 18 days ago by Amazon Customer
This is a story of fear, death, bravery, cowardice and tremendous courage. This was a needless waste of humanity, resources and property. Read morePublished 29 days ago by Amazon Customer
They Met at Shiloh was a veiled story within battle descriptions & some thoughts of some of the key characters. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Marine Mom
Very well written. I have walked the battlefield several times, and the author has brought the battle to life. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Art Williams
Good book!! got lost a few times,until I figured out who I was reading aboutPublished 1 month ago by Neil