One reason I decided to take this trip was to trace my family's roots. I spent a day in Corinth, Mississippi
seeing where my great-great-grandfather Ransom Myers (1842 - 1897) fought with the 10th Michigan infantry regiment in
1862, shortly after the Battle of Shiloh, which had been fought nearby. Ransom lost his arm a few months later
after he was shot by a Confederate sniper and after the war, he returned to Michigan. Later during my trip, I
found his farm there as well as his grave.