After a day spent exploring Hilton Head Island’s beaches, fields and swampy forests, Wesley T. Harris ducked into his tent carrying several cotton bolls and a palm leaf. The cotton was for his family; he enclosed it in a letter he wrote to them that night. The palm leaf was for the tent, which he and his messmates had pitched earlier that day. Harris was hungrily looking forward to a dinner of fresh meat, “picked up” by a scouting party that afternoon. “This looks like living again,”
Civil War Veteran Jacob Miller of the 9th Indiana Infantry was shot in the forehead on Sept.19th 1863 at Brock Field at Chickamauga. He survived the shot, later writing that he had a constant reminder of the Chickamauga Battlefield and the constant pain he suffered from that wound.