Mission report, The battle of Shiloh In the morning, the Union forces that I was in were pushed back from our camp to the Hornet's nest.
During the fighting, the general in command of the Union forces forces was killed, and a young drummer boy who was with us ran up and grabbed his pistol from his body and began to fight for his life
A few hours later, an artillery company from the army of Ohio, who had come to help the us, opened fire on the area they believed the enemy were in.
The young drummer boy, bravely fighting to save us, was caught in the blast of an artillery shot and was killed along with a confederate soldier. We then charged the enemy with the Army of Ohio
We chased the enemy for a few minutes before they stood and fought with all they had, my squad outnumbered a confederate squad 3 to 2.
After about another hour of fighting, the confederates surrendered and my squad and I returned to the place the young drummer boy had died, we then buried him in a shallow, unmarked grave near the church and privately thanked him for his service.