Shiloh National Military Park

Move Over Baseball, National Parks Have Trading Cards, Too

People have been collecting stuff forever. When adults visit national parks, they can collect passport stamps or pamphlets. Children earn Junior Ranger badges, though getting one takes a lot more effort and time than a passport stamp. But there’s something else out there to collect, too, and it looks a lot like baseball trading cards

Exploring The Parks: Return To Shiloh

Over the years the two of us have visited numerous Civil War battlefields, memorials, monuments, and museums (sometimes referred to as “the cannonball circuit”), but none better than Shiloh National Military Park. Shiloh is a world apart from better-known and much busier Gettysburg. It is a superb place to walk, bike, and simply linger during an exploration of the site of this important battle during the early part of America’s Civil War.

Special Exhibit At Shiloh National Military Park Combines CCC And African-American History

A special exhibit at Shiloh National Military Park during the month of February will combine two separate but related subjects: the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) and African American History Month. The unifying element is the story of Camp Young, which was staffed during the 1930s by African-American veterans of World War I.

Shiloh National Military Park About To Turn 118

A commemorative event will be held December 27 to mark the 118th anniversary of the designation of Shiloh Military Park in Tennesse.

Collector's Booklet Available To Hold Your Civil War Commemorative Coins

With the nation currently marking the sesquicentennial of the Civil War, a series of commemorative coins has been minted to track the conflict. And now there's a booklet where you can hold those coins.

New Film Marks 150th Anniversary at Shiloh National Military Park

It was a two-day battle that unfolded 150 years ago this weekend, in the newly greened forests of southwest Tennessee.

Shiloh 150th Events Slated March 29-April 8

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A week of great events commemorate the 150th anniversary of the Civil War Battle of Shiloh.

Civil War Trust Looks Back on Successful 2011 Campaign and Looks Forward to 2012 Challenges

It was just about a year ago that the Civil War Trust embarked on the first year of the sesquicentennial commemoration of the Civil War. During that year, the Trust was able to save more than 2,000 acres of hallowed ground.

Shiloh National Military Park Doing Away With Entrance Fees

You'll no longer be charged to visit Shiloh National Military Park. You read that right. The park administration has decided to do away with entrance fees because of the multiple entry points in the park.

Viewing Wildflowers By Bike At Shiloh National Military Park

Though Shiloh National Military Park was designated to preserve a poignant Civil War battlefield, the landscape harbors many other resources, such as flowering trees and wildflowers. To help visitors appreciate these other resources, rangers will be leading wildflower tours by bicycle next week.

National Park Service Rolling Out 5-Year Plan to Commemorate 150th Anniversary of Civil War

Through the course of the next five years the National Park Service will be rolling out a series of programs to both help commemorate the 150th anniversary of the Civil War and highlight its impact on the Civil Rights movement in this country.

National Park Service Looking For Kids Interested in Becoming Junior Civil War Historians

Kids who visit a handful of Civil War-era units of the National Park System will be able to earn a special Junior Ranger patch, one that recognizes them as Junior Civil War Historians.

Civil War Buffs, This Photo Contests For You!

Here's a photo contest for all you amateur Civil War buffs. Sponsored by the Civil War Preservation Trust, the Center for Civil War Photography, and History, the deadline to get your images in for consideration is August 31.

The 110th Congress is Now History – What Were the Results for the NPS?

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A report released by the NPS Office of Legislative and Congressional Affairs offers a summary of park-related actions by the 110th Congress, which ended its work last month.

Have You Ever Sneaked Into Shiloh National Military Park?

Established on December 27, 1894, Shiloh National Military Park was transferred to the NPS in 1933. Some Civil War buffs have a very special way of visiting this park and honoring those who fought there.

National Park Quiz 11: Blue and Gray

The first major land engagement of the Civil War was fought 147 years ago this month. The ensuing four-year struggle entailed more than 2,000 battles or skirmishes and cost more than 600,000 American lives. This quiz tests your knowledge of Civil War national parks and the battles they commemorate. Answers are at the end. No peeking.
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