Someone just pointed out to me that I made a typo in this paragraph, leaving out David's name. I have corrected it here:
The bravery of these men who held their ground saved Grant's army at the cost of their own lives and freedom. Late in the day the men of the Hornets' Nest were finally surrounded and almost out of ammunition, were forced to surrender. As Grant made his plans for the next day's victory, these men, including DAVID ZEHRUNG, were taken prisoner and sent to POW camps in the deep south.
It was also pointed out to me that the anniversary of the Shiloh battle and the beginning of their captivity as POWs was this week April 6-7. The united prosperous country we now live in today, the strongest best and freest country in the world, we owe to these men and the others like them who gave everything to their cause that we might remain a in their lifetime the world's only democracy. They kept that democracy united and strong to pass along to all of us. They all rest now in almost all but forgotten graves, and their families hardly know of them much more beyond their names.
Thank you David and thank you Joseph, we remember your heroism.
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