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Reflections at Bloody Pond Shiloh Battlefield by oldsouthvideo, via Flickr

Reflections at Bloody Pond Shiloh Battlefield by oldsouthvideo, via Flickr

Some of the Shiloh soldiers sat in the mud for two rainy days and nights waiting for the medics to get around to them. As dusk fell the first night, some of them noticed something very strange: their wounds were glowing, casting a faint light into the darkness of the battlefield. Even stranger, when the troops were eventually moved to field hospitals, those whose wounds glowed had a better survival rate and had their wounds heal more quickly.

Why Some Civil War Soldiers Glowed in the Dark

Some of the Shiloh soldiers sat in the mud for two rainy days and nights waiting for the medics to get around to them. As dusk fell the first night, some of them noticed something very strange: their wounds were glowing, casting a faint light into the darkness of the battlefield. Even stranger, when the troops were eventually moved to field hospitals, those whose wounds glowed had a better survival rate and had their wounds heal more quickly.

Shiloh Battlefield Bloody Pond, Shiloh National Military Park, south of Savannah, Tennessee

Shiloh Battlefield Bloody Pond, Shiloh National Military Park, south of Savannah, Tennessee

Shiloh national battlefield. A beautiful place with so much history. I want to visit again.

Shiloh national battlefield. A beautiful place with so much history. I want to visit again.

Shiloh National Military Park Shiloh Battlefield - Hornet's Nest  There is perhaps no more famous Civil War icon than the Hornet's Nest at Shiloh. Ranking with Pickett's Charge at Gettysburg, Bloody Lane at Antietam, and the Stone Wall at Fredericksburg, Shiloh's Hornet's Nest is well known to even the most novice Civil War student.

Shiloh National Military Park Shiloh Battlefield - Hornet's Nest There is perhaps no more famous Civil War icon than the Hornet's Nest at Shiloh. Ranking with Pickett's Charge at Gettysburg, Bloody Lane at Antietam, and the Stone Wall at Fredericksburg, Shiloh's Hornet's Nest is well known to even the most novice Civil War student.

Confederate prisoners captured at the battle of Fisher's Hill, VA. Sent to the rear under guard of Union troops, 1864.

Confederate prisoners captured at the battle of Fisher's Hill, VA. Sent to the rear under guard of Union troops, 1864.

Battle of Franklin Trust - The Carter House and Carnton Plantation, Franklin, TN

Battle of Franklin Trust - The Carter House and Carnton Plantation, Franklin, TN

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