Shiloh National Military Park

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Shiloh National Military Park

Shiloh National Military Park: see Shiloh, battle of; National Parks and Monuments (table).
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Shiloh National Military Park

Address:1055 Pittsburg Landing Rd
Shiloh, TN 38376

Phone:731-689-5696
Fax:731-689-5450
Web: www.nps.gov/shil/
Size: 5,065 acres.
Established: Established on December 27, 1894; transferred from War Department on August 10, 1933.
Location:110 miles east of Memphis, Tennessee. Accessible from I-40 via TN 22 south and from Memphis along TN 57 east and TN 22 north.
Facilities:Picnic area, rest rooms (é), bicycle trail, visitor center (é), museum/exhibit, self-guided tour/trail. Entrance fee required.
Activities:Auto touring, hiking, bicycling, ranger programs, living history demonstrations.
Special Features:The bitter battle fought here April 6-7, 1862, prepared the way for Major General U.S. Grant's successful siege of Vicksburg. Besides preserving the site of the battle in Tennessee, park commemorates the subsequent siege, battle, and occupation of the key railroad junction at nearby Corinth, Mississippi. Well-preserved prehistoric Indian mounds overlook the river. Shiloh (Pittsburg Landing) National Cemetery adjoins the park.

See other parks in Tennessee.
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