Commemorating Shiloh's 150th
Transferring 167 Acres to the Shiloh National Park, Looking to Save Even More of the Battlefield
For the 150th anniversary of the Battle of Shiloh, Civil War Trust President Jim Lighthizer and Civil War Trust Board Members John Nau and Trace Adkins announced the transfer of 167 acres of preserved Shiloh battlefield land and highlighted the new opportunity to save an additional 491 acres at the battlefield. Check out our collection of photos and images from that memorable visit to Shiloh.
From left: Tennessee Sesquicentennial Commission co-chairs Dr. Carroll Van West and Commissioner Susan Whitaker, Civil War Trust President Jim Lighthizer, Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam, Trust Chairman Emeritus John Nau III, Shiloh Superintendent Woody Harrell, and National Park Southeast Regional Director David Vela. (Photo: State of Tennessee)
Civil War Trust President Jim Lighthizer speaking at the Shiloh 150th event (Photo: Nick Redding)
Governor Bill Haslam of Tennessee talking about the importance of saving our Civil War battlefields in Tennessee (Photo: Nick Redding)
Jim Lighthizer signs the deed that transfers 167 acres of land acquired by the Civil War Trust to the Shiloh National Military Park (Photo: Nick Redding)
Civil War Trust Board Member Trace Adkins speaks at the Shiloh 150th event (Photo: Nick Redding)
Civil War Trust President Jim Lighthizer writes "Sold!" on a sign for the 491-acre tract that the Trust is currently working to preserve. Adding this new 491-acre tract will take the Civil War Trust's total saved acreage at Shiloh over the 1,000 acre mark. (Photo: Nick Redding)
To learn more about how you can help us save this key part of the Shiloh Battlefield, please visit our Shiloh 2012 page.
NPS ranger Stacy Allen and other members of the Shiloh National Military Park presented Jim Lighthizer with this check for $500. This money, given in the name of departing Shiloh superintendent Woody Harrell, a long time supporter of battlefield preservation, will be used to help us acquire the 491 acre tract we are currently working to save.
See this video of Stacy Allen on our new 491 acre tract: See the Video
Visitors to the Shiloh Battlefield bike past a portion of the 491 acre tract that we are currently working to preserve at Shiloh. (Photo: Nick Redding)
Satellite image showing just a portion of the 491 acres that we are working to save at Shiloh (in yellow). See how it fits into the current boundaries of the Shiloh National Military Park (in green). (Image: Google Earth)
Access the entire Shiloh Satellite Map: Shiloh 2012 Satellite Map
Transferring recently preserved Civil War battlefield land to the National Park and actively working to save and preserve even more - this is what the Civil War Trust does. Join us as we work to save our nation's Civil War history.