The Bloody Pond at Shiloh National Military Park, Tenn.

The Bloody Pond at Shiloh National Military Park, Tenn.

Mike Talplacido

Help Fund Our Upcoming Western Theater Video Tour

Send us packing for Tennessee & Mississippi!

We plan to end the year with a trip through Middle and West Tennessee, and Northern Mississippi! This may not seem like “the West” to some of you, but in Civil War parlance, the Western armies largely fought there and so it’s the west too! 

Along the way we’ll visit and show you some of the land you have helped us to preserve at Shiloh, Franklin, Brice’s Cross Roads, and elsewhere.  

And, as always, we will meet special guests, secure access to restricted and rarely seen places and “work” hard at our labor of love to bring you as much fresh content as possible. 

If we can raise $15,000 to fund the trip by November 30, our education team will travel this December though Tennessee and Mississippi.

The Background

We love the Western Theater. You may recall that last fall and this past spring, with your help, we shot and posted 78 videos on two trips to West Virginia, Kentucky, North Carolina (and Petersburg—not quite “west” enough!).  

Now, if we can raise the proper funds with your help, we’ll do even more in the West! 

Kristopher White, our Deputy Director for Education, Dr. Chris Mackowski of Emerging Civil War, and I plan to cover a broad area of operations, if we can raise the $15,000 to fund the trip by November 30. 

If we can raise the proper funds, we’ll go even more video-crazy in the west! With your help, we’ll visit:  

  • Stones River
  • Corinth 
  • Fort Donelson  
  • Parker’s Cross Roads 
  • Brice’s Cross Roads 
  • Nashville 
  • Franklin 
  • Shiloh (a deep dive!)
  • And more! 

We’ll include the most special experiences we can arrange, and make sure these videos keep coming! In short, we’ll go crazy, shooting as much as we can at as many places as we can. And with incredibly knowledgeable guests such as Parker Hills, Eric Jacobson, Jim Lewis, Greg Biggs, Tim. B. Smith, and others, we will have some differing opinions and expertise. 

Anyone who donates will receive a link to an exclusive video from the field—we won’t post this anywhere else—once we get to Tennessee and Mississippi, perfect for any fan of the history of the Western Theater.  

Please make your most generous gift today to help raise the $15,000 we need to bring the Western Theater Battlefield at Tennessee and Mississippi experience online. 

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