Shiloh National Military Park is more than 350 acres larger than it was last month, thanks to the efforts of Friends of the Siege and Battle of Corinth, Mississippi.
Shiloh National Military Park
Repairs are underway on the roads through Shiloh National Military Park in Tennessee and Mississippi, where the more than 80-year-old road system is in surprisingly good shape, but still could use some maintenance.
In 1902 a crowd of 2,000 people witnessed the dedication ceremony for a monument to the Fifth Ohio Cavalry at Shiloh Battlefield in Tennessee. They could never have imagined the future technology that would enable 135,000 people to view, in a single day, a photo comparing the monument as it looked 1902 with the same scene over a century later.
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
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.
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.
A commemorative event will be held December 27 to mark the 118th anniversary of the designation of Shiloh Military Park in Tennesse.
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.
It was a two-day battle that unfolded 150 years ago this weekend, in the newly greened forests of southwest Tennessee.