1. Shiloh NMP has been the setting for many Pyron pictures for the past hundred years or longer. As early as 1898 William Henry Pyron reported in his journal that his son Orvil and two of his sisters visited the park on April 6, the anniversary of the 1862 battle. Several of the Pyron and Harris families gathered there in the summer of 1917. We have the pictures to prove it. This past winter, 2016-17, I emailed several of those photographs to the park service, to add to their files. When I visited the park this week, Ranger Heather Henson walked around with me to show where some of those pictures were taken. Shiloh has longed played a part in our family history. There are stories about how they could hear the guns of the battle, and how they went down to the river to watch the yankee soldiers come ashore before the battle. The grandchildren of William Henry's brother, James Calvin Pyron, heard stories about the soldiers in the area in the year after the battle, how they stole the family's slaughtered hogs, leaving them nothing to eat as winter approached. Another incident involved James and William's father, William Riley Pyron. He was on his front porch when yankees rode into the yard. He let the gold coins in his pocket drop into the rain barrel before he could be searched for valuables. Another story comes from my dad's oldest sister Hassie Pyron Wharton (1896-1954). She told how her granny killed a yankee soldier who was trying to take their milk cow. This may have been her grandmother Morris she was speaking about.