Phi Alpha Theta Does
at Shiloh National Military Park
Members of the Delta-Psi Chapter of Phi Alpha Theta
(History Honor Society, Inc.) went to Shiloh National Military Park on
November 10, 2004, to carry out a community service project as a part of
Union’s annual “Day of Remembrance.” Seven students and three history
professors left the university campus at 9:30 a.m. and, following their
arrival at Shiloh, spent three hours raking leaves in the park’s
National Cemetery and at the Confederate burial trenches. After their
work was done, participants toured the battlefield by car, stopping at
key sites of the battle along the way. The group arrived back in Jackson
shortly after 5:30 p.m.
Participants in the Phi Alpha Theta service project on November 10 at
Shiloh Natonal Military Park included: (front row, left to right)
Jennifer May, Gayra Jones, Jessica Gertig, Heather Tobe, and Cassie
Harris; (back row, left to right) Dr. Stephen Carls, Natalie Treece,
Elizabeth Carls, Professor Keith Bates, and Dr. David Thomas.
Professor Keith Bates (left) and Dr. David Thomas talk to Park Ranger
who is the Chief of Interpretation and Resource Management at Shiloh.
Jennifer May (left) Cassie Harris, and Gayra Jones rake leaves
in the Shiloh National Cemetery in the morning.
Jessica Gertig (left), Cassie Harris (center background), and Heather
gather leaves at the Confederate burial trenches in the afternoon.
Elizabeth Carls (left), Natalie Treece, Heather Tobe, and Professor
Keith Bates stand by the podium of the Shiloh Meeting House, a Methodist
church from which the battle gets its name.
Members of the Phi Alpha Theta delegation stand by a Shiloh battlefield
cannon at the end of their afternoon tour. Professor Keith Bates kneels
in the foreground. Behind him are: (left to right) Natalie Treece,
Heather Tobe, Jennifer May, Jessica Gertig, Gayra Jones, Cassie Harris,
Elizabeth Carls, and Dr. David Thomas.