The Lotz House Horror:
They couldn’t even hear their own screams
After 19-hours sheltered in the basement, the family emerged to carnage. Johann said, “the dead were standing like scarecrows” in his front yard and according to Thompson, the family “couldn’t return to their house without stepping on a dead American.”
It took the German immigrant three-years, from 1855-1858, to build his home. He did it without slave labor and used it as a model to establish a lucrative and extensive carpentry/woodworking business throughout Middle Tennessee.
The damage his home incurred on Nov. 30 would take him four years to repair. Some of the damage, like the blood stains on the walls and floors, would never be fixed…read more.