History Group Does Service
Project at Shiloh National Military Park
Members of the Delta-Psi chapter of Phi Alpha Theta and the Rutledge
Honorary History Club traveled with Drs. Stephen Carls and Keith Bates
on April 8, 2006, to do a service project at Shiloh National Military
Park. The nine-person contingent from Union worked with Park Ranger
Ashley Ball in directing traffic in a parking area close to a site that
was used all day long for Civil War re-enactor demonstrations. When not
directing traffic, the volunteer workers observed some of the living
history programs scattered across the park. The special weekend events
at Shiloh were in observance of the 144th anniversary of the Civil War
battle in April, 1862. In her thank you letter, Park Ranger Ball praised
the "excellent character" of the group and stated that the Union workers
exceeded her high expectations of them in dealing with the parking
Among the participants in the Shiloh service project of April 8, 2006,
are (front row, left to right) Joshua Abbotoy, Jessica Gertig, Cassie
Harris, and Jennifer May; (back row, left to right) Natalie Treece,
Nikki Henry, Jared Myracle, and Dr. Keith Bates. Dr. Stephen Carls took
Park Ranger Ashley Ball gives instructions about directing cars to
parking spots at Shiloh to Union University volunteers.
Posing for the camera prior to the arrival of heavy morning traffic on
April 8 are (left to right) Jessica Gertig, Jennifer May, former mayor
of Selmer Jim Whittington, Jared Myracle, and Cassie Harris.
Jessica Gertig (left) and Jennifer May take photos of the Confederate
Jared Myracle shows a car where to park during the morning of April 8,
Confederate re-enactors prepare to fire their artillery guns in a
demonstration on the morning of April 8, 2006.
Jessica Gertig (left), Jennifer May (center left), a Confederate army
re-enactor, and Joshua Abbotoy (right) stand by a cannon following the
morning artillery demonstration on April 8, 2006.
Confederate re-enactors dressed as infantrymen fire their weapons during
a battlefield demonstration at Shiloh on the afternoon of April 8, 2006.