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Shiloh Battlefield

Pittsburg Landing Road, Shiloh, TN 38376, USA

Shiloh is one of the nation's oldest and best preserved battlefield parks. In the late 1890s, returning veterans used more than 150 monuments, 200 cannon, and 650 historic tablets to "suitably mark" the 4,000 acre site of their most important engagement. Overlooking Pittsburg Landing on the west bank of the Tennessee River, Shiloh was the scene of the first major battle in the Western theater. The April 6 and 7, 1862 Battle of Shiloh involved about 65,000 Union and 44,000 Confederate troops, and resulted in nearly 24,000 casualties. Shiloh proved to be a decisive victory for federal forces, enabling their advance on the important railroad junction at Corinth, Mississippi, one month later.

 

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Directions

From the west (Memphis, Tennessee, area): Take Highway 72 East to Corinth, Mississippi. From the Corinth Civil War Interpretive Center, take Highway 22 North to the Shiloh Battlefield. Directions from additional locations are available online, via the nps website.

Visitor Services

Public rest rooms, information, handicapped access, gift shop, museum, trails.

Regular Events

First weekend in April: Living History Weekend.

Available Interpretation

Exhibit Panels, Video Presentation, Interpretive Park Rangers, Interpretive Talks, Auto Tour, Trails

Plan Your Visit

Admission Fee

Free

Hours

Park: dawn - dusk; Visitor Center and Interpretive Center: 8:00am - 5:00pm

Phone

731-689-5696

Website

http://www.nps.gov/shil »

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