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Pittsburg Landing

April 6 - 7, 1862

Hardin County, Tennessee

Shiloh is one of the best preserved Civil War battlefields anywhere. Within the nearly 4,000 acre Shiloh National Military Park you can visit historic sites like the Bloody Pond, Hornet's Nest, and the Albert Sidney Johnston death site. The visitor center also is filled with interesting artifacts and helpful touring information.

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Essential To-Do List:

Get the most out of your Civil War battlefield visit by exploring these recommended To-Dos.

Visit the Hornets Nest at Shiloh

This place witnessed some of the most intense fighting of the Civil War.

Tour the absolutely beautiful and historic Shiloh National Cemetery

Shiloh was the scene of more casualties in two days than had been suffered in all previous American wars up to that point. Its cemetery is one of most beautiful in the United States.

Stand where General Albert Sidney Johnston died

A devastating blow that resulted in the loss of the Confederacy's highest ranking general in the field, visit the tablet placed on the spot where Johnston bled to death.

Walk Grant's Last Line at Shiloh

Walking this line shows that Grant was very busy during the first day's fighting -- assembling a nearly impregnable line of defense.

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Plan Your Visit

Civil War Discovery Trail


Open everyday between dawn and dusk. Closed Christmas Day


(731) 689-5275


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The work of the Civil War Trust would not be possible without the tireless support of a wide variety of local and regional partner groups. We thank them for their assistance and dedication.

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