Después de la Batalla de Shiloh - 1862, un fenómeno llamado Angel's Glow salvó la vida de muchos soldados de la Guerra Civil. Los soldados que yacieron en el barro durante dos días de lluvia tenían heridas que brillaban en la oscuridad y sanaron inusualmente rápido. En 2001, dos adolescentes descubrieron la razón: bacterias bioluminiscentes.

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Durante los dos días de lucha en la batalla de la Guerra Civil de Shiloh (1862), los heridos fueron más de 16,000. Muchos quedaron inmovilizados en el lodo de los campos empapados de lluvia situados entre el río y el pantano. Sus heridas se contaminaron fácilmente. Y algunas de estas heridas, según muchos relatos, comenzaron a brillar.

De los más de 3500 muertos en Shiloh, algunos eran generales. Dos oficiales de la Unión sobrevivientes se convertirían en presidente de los Estados Unidos (Grant y Garfield). Un teniente Ambrose Bierce estaba allí, y más tarde en la vida, para entonces un autor famoso, escribió sobre la batalla que: “Los grandes ángeles de Dios permanecieron invisibles entre los héroes de azul y los héroes de gris, durmiendo su último sueño en los bosques de Chickamauga. . "

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14 thoughts on “After the Battle of Shiloh – 1862, many Civil War soldiers’ lives were saved by a phenomenon called Angel’s Glow. The soldiers who laid in mud for two rainy days had wounds that glowed in the dark and healed unusually fast. In 2001, two teens discovered the reason – bioluminescent bacteria.”

  1. Just1morefix

    Here are some of the more salient points about this life saving bacterium:

    >>”The bacterium P. luminescens lives in the gut of entomopathogenic nematodes. Entomopathogenic nematodes are small ‘thread worms’ that lethally infect insect larvae. The lethality derives from its symbiotic partner, the bacterium that are expelled in vivo and in turn elaborate toxins and enzymes that kill and ‘nutrify’ the tissues the larvae. (One such toxin is produced by the gene called ‘mcf’—for ‘makes caterpillars floppy’).”

    >>”Furthermore, and here is the crux of the argument, P. luminescens produces in abundance an antibiotic, 3,5-dihydroxy-4-isopropylstilbene, which kills competing bacteria that would otherwise cause putrefaction.”

    >>And P. luminescens, true to its name, is bioluminescent.

  2. ariesandnotproud

    The bioluminescent bacteria grew on cold bodies of the soldiers which killed the bad bacteria that could have killed them.

  3. HaCo111

    Interestingly, the chemical secreted by the bacteria is both antibiotic and anti-inflammatory. It is currently being tested as a potential “magic bullet” treatment for plaque psoriasis

  4. ItAllDepends99

    My great great grandfather was wounded at the battle of Shiloh. He went back home to Illinois to recuperate, then rejoined William Tecumseh Sherman in time for the March to the Sea. Don’t know if he experienced the bioluminescent bacteria though.

  5. RaunakA_

    I miss the good old mystical days, when there was magic!

  6. Birdie121

    Of course this can’t be confirmed for sure, but it is the most popular hypothesis.

  7. AxMeAQuestion

    didn’t i literally just see this post here less than a week ago

  8. geedavey

    This also came up in Diana Gabaldon’s Outlander series, in her book *Dragonfly in Amber.*

  9. spyddarnaut

    Not the only place in the world where this healing mud exists. There’s a place some where in the UK where the ‘re’-discovery of healing mud was published recently.

  10. Gradieus

    Just reading the second sentence the most logical conclusion would be bioluminescent bacteria. Don’t see what two teens have to do with anything that others couldn’t have explained in that 139 year span.

  11. NotRobStaley

    Don’t tell the religious people we’ve explained another one of there miracles they dialed their god for lol morons

  12. Billy_T_Wierd

    We can never really know if it was the bacteria or not. It conveniently fits the story, but does that make it true? Circumstantial evidence at best. Without a sample to test the truth is lost to history

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