Shiloh National Military Park


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Shiloh National Military Park:

see Shiloh, battle ofShiloh, battle of,
Apr. 6–7, 1862, one of the great battles of the American Civil War. The battle took its name from Shiloh Church, a meetinghouse c.3 mi (5 km) SSW of Pittsburg Landing, which was a community in Hardin co., Tenn., 9 mi (14.
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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.

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Smith, a staff member at the Shiloh National Military Park, The Untold Story of Shiloh: The Battle and the Battlefield is a meticulous appraisal of history's understanding of the battle of Shiloh during the American Civil War.
The class of 31 students and 3 instructors boarded a bus for a seven-hour ride to the Shiloh National Military Park at Shiloh, Tennessee.
Visiting Shiloh National Military Park last Fourth of July weekend, I was apprehensive about having to wade through crowds to see the Hornet's Nest, the Peach Orchard, the Sunken Road, and other highlights of the Tennessee battlefield.
In addition to the shipboard lectures, alumni were able to visit such significant Civil War battle sites as Tennessee's Shiloh National Military Park, Fort Donelson (Dover, TN), and other historic cities such as Paducah, KY, and Decatur, AL.
Corinth is located 20 minutes from Shiloh National Military Park. Visitors to Corinth will be surrounded by warm, Southern hospitality while they take in a delicious treat at an authentic drugstore soda fountain or indulge their senses at tasty restaurants.
A modern overlay of Shiloh National Military Park, which illustrates current conditions for both forest and fields, is used as the base map.
Harrell, currently superintendent at Shiloh National Military Park in Tennessee, was thrilled that he had been able to make the connection for the couple.