Pea Ridge. At battlefields across the south - Shiloh for example - similar dense coverage often surrounded and covered the areas of conflict. At Shiloh soldiers had to walk right through a path with packed foliage on either side and the result earned it the nickname, the Hornet's Nest. Such scenes bring to vivid life the struggles and challenges our ancestors as they fought in these locations. In some of these places, sadness is a fog covering the ground and nurturing the trees.